Source: National Council of Churches
On August 3, 2004 the National Council of Churches issued a press release that reported, "The Save Darfur Coalition, composed of National Council of Churches and 70 other faith-based, humanitarian and secular civic organizations, has identified Wednesday, August 25, 2004 as Sudan: Day of Conscience. On that day, communities across North America are urged to engage in interfaith activities designed to raise public awareness about the growing genocide in Darfur and to demand that the international community take immediate and decisive action to stop the killing, the rape, and the destruction of villages, and to assure that humanitarian relief reaches all those in need... If it is not feasible to hold such activities on August 25, groups are urged to schedule them on a date that works best for their communities. The announcement is being sent not only to Christian communions, but to Jewish, Muslim and other faith communities nationwide through their respective communications networks."