5 thoughts on “Being Activists…

  1. John

    I hear Christians freaking out about Dafur all the time. The difficulty is that churches typically don’t have armies, so there’s not much that they can do.

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  2. DaveW

    John,
    You know me well enough to know that I don’t think armies are the solution to any problem. if armies were the solution then the Garden of Gethsemene would have been a very different place.
    The point being made is that activism over millions of deaths should surely be a high priority is we believe that the love of Christ is for all. Mind you that would also cause us to give a high priority to being activists showing love to all people regardless of their sexuality.

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  3. John

    We have lots of Dafur street protests here in the US. There’s a lot of sentiment and activism that we should do something. But protest marches in New York City don’t stop Sudanese thugs in Sudan. One can only communicate with such people through bullets.

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  4. DaveW

    John,
    For me a significant part of the hope of the cross and resurrection is that there is always an alternative to bullets.
    For examples of alternatives see a little book called “Making Terrorism History” by Scilla Elworthy & Gabrielle Rifkind. Available from amazon (uk price £3.99).

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  5. John

    Sorry, but I don’t have time to read what’s been assigned to me, let alone more. What does the book say? How can we stop the genocide in Sudan with other than military force?

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