The 2013 to 2015 Congo Initiative: Sharing Stories, Building Partnerships. Taking Action
In the fall of 2011, twelve participants in this journey met in Atlanta for orientation. The following evening they flew to Brazzaville by way of Paris.
“The Cell Out” is a cell phone usage boycott held from Noon – 1pm on the Wednesday of every annual Congo Week. It is designed to call attention to the violent conflict over rare natural resources such as the coltan in our cell phones. Armed groups in the Congo fight over the mining of precious minerals, and the international sale of these minerals helps finance the continuing conflict in the region.
“Breaking the Silence: Congo Week” is an opportunity to raise awareness about the devastating situation in the Congo and mobilize support on behalf of the people of the Congo –
Paul wrote in I Corinthian 12:26, “If one member suffers, all suffer together with it; if one member is honored, all rejoice together with it.” Global Ministries, as a member of the Body of Christ, suffers today because of injustice and exploitation of our sisters and brothers in the Democratic Republic of Congo. We are committed as members of the Body of Christ to break the silence, stop the pillaging, promote justice, defend women and children, protect the environment and support Congo. Plan your event—or an event every day of Congo Week—to learn about, reflect in worship, and together prepare to speak prophetically to leaders around the world to make a real difference in their policies concerning the Congo