Saturday, May 3, 2008

Reason #2 To Fly A Peace Globe ~ Darfur

UPDATE: As of 2019, still ongoing.

There are thirty ongoing violent conflicts waging right now around the globe. The United Nations defines Major Wars as military conflict inflicting 1,000 battlefield deaths per year. Wikipedia expands that definition to include wars that cause destruction and humanitarian crisis of outstanding severity." Ongoing civil wars fueled by racial, ethnic, or religious differences come with a new twist that distinguishes them from wars in previous generations - civilian casualties. During World War I non-combatants made up less than 5% of casualties. Today, the number is a staggering 75% civilians killed or wounded.

Thirty days from now we will engage in another BlogBlast For Peace. By my research and estimation, there are at LEAST 30 very good reasons to fly a peace globe. To begin your activisim. To increase our awareness of the suffering of others. To talk about peace. To write about peace. To be part of a larger voice for peace. To invoke peace. To pray for peace. To focus on peace.

To wage peace.

Need a reason to fly a globe?
Here's Reason #2.

(called the Darfur Genocide by the United States Government)
in the western Sudan

Who is fighting? The Sudanese Government militia and the Janjaweed against the rebel groups known as The Sudan Liberation Army and The Justice and Equality Movement. More than 2.5 millions people have been displaced and 200,000 - 400,000 dead since 2003. It is the scene of unspeakable human rights violations, including mass killing, the burning of entire villages, looting, and systematic rape of the population of Darfur. Millions have been driven from their homes and forced into refugee camps surrounded by government militia.
I am appalled by the needless suffering in my world.
If words are powerful, then this matters.

What will November 2009 hold?
November 5, 2009
The Peace Globe Gallery


Akelamalu said...

That's one very good reason to fly a peace globe.

Julie said...

I know a beautiful blond headed gal doing mission work in scary it must be for her.

Sandee said...

Very good reasons indeed. Have a great day Mimi. Big hug. :)

bundle-o-contradictions said...

Say no more! I'm really on it! (Right now!)

Travis Cody said...

Another excellent reason.

Mimi Lenox said...

Akelamalu - Yes, another good reason.

Julie - Wow. What a selfless and brave thing to do.

Sandee - I always need hugs from you!

Autumn - Great! But I have to say more..There are 26 days still left ...

Travis - Thanks for being so supportive.

florida dui - Welcome to my blog. I'm glad you are finding something here that interests you. Come back anytime...I'm not always so depressing!

Patti said...

A revolution of words. I wish I had them to express myself properly.

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