Saturday, December 31, 2005

Remember Darfu? The pope does.

On Nov. 28, in Vatican City, Pope Benedict XVI said to the archbishop of Khartoum, "The horror of events unfolding in Darfur points to the need for stronger international resolve to ensure security and basic human rights" there. Reuters, reporting the pope's concern, noted, as much of the world knows, that hundreds of thousands of black Africans have died of violence or disease, and more than 2 million have been driven from their homes.

Now, normally, as a Republican, I'm a bit skeptical of tossing money out left and right, but I think that stopping genocide, wherever it's taking place, is something we have a moral obligation to do. This is a crime, especially after we saw what happened in Rwanda--peace cannot be had in a world where people kill other people simply because of their bloodlines, the color of their skin, or national/familial background. And yet I do not see Europe or the UN or the peaceniks working to get things done there....just another thing that requires much prayer...

No comments: