Justice for Africa

Given the recent spotlight on justice issues for Africa, I’d like to share with you the following email I received:

We would like to ask for your help with a new project of the Africa Faith and Justice Network, a non-profit organization led by Catholic priests and sisters.

AFJN is launching Uganda Conflict Action Network to raise awareness of and help bring an end to the war in Uganda, which is fought almost entirely by and against children. Northern Ugandans have been subject to massacres and child abductions for over 10 years while the international community has largely been silent.

We have already received some great support from the likes of the Kroc Institute at the University of Notre Dame, Fr. Carlos Rodrigues of Acholi Religious Leaders’ Peace Initiative in Gulu Archdiocese, and many others.

What we desperately need now is the support of bloggers. We believe that we will need a strong grassroots network of supporters on the Web to continue to gain momentum.

See, this is what blogging is all about. We really do create a virtual community, and now people turn to us seeking help because they believe we have something valuable to offer. I don’t respond to requests like this all that often, as my blog is not an advertising billboard, but it seems to me that this is a worthwhile cause. So I encourage my fellow bloggers to check this out, and if they see it as worthwhile, to put up links of their own.