Source: The Christian Science Monitor
On July 14, 2005 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "From July 15 to 17, thousands of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim congregations will hold worship services, offer sermons and homilies, and engage in prayer for the people of Darfur, in western Sudan. Some 400,000 people in that region of Africa's largest country have died amid conflict over the past two years, and more than 2.5 million remain displaced and in danger. The National Weekend of Prayer and Reflection, sponsored by a coalition of more than 130 faith-based and humanitarian groups, comes one year after Congress called the atrocities carried out in Darfur genocide... The coalition (www.savedarfur.org) formed last year to raise awareness and mobilize the United States to take leadership on the issue. Religious groups have worked to educate communities on the crisis, write political leaders, raise relief funds, and back divestment campaigns against Sudan's government, widely seen as supporting the militias." For more information, see http://www.savedarfur.org/go.php?q=weekendOfPrayer.html.