Press Release: PRESS ROUNDTABLE: FAITH-BASED ACTIONS FOR DARFUR

Date: 
Aug 6, 2008
Author: 
John Prendergast, Co-Chair of the ENOUGH Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contacts:
Paula Newbaker
pnewbaker@enoughproject.org
Rena Karefa-Johnson
rkjohnson@americanprogress.org

202-481-8215; 202-415-3739

 

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PRESS ROUNDTABLE:
BIBLICAL REFLECTIONS ON THE MISSION TO END GENOCIDE IN DARFUR AND BEYOND
 

WHAT: A press roundtable and conference call to discuss the Christian Companion, a faith-based study guide and authorized companion to the best-selling Not on Our Watch by actor Don Cheadle and the ENOUGH Project’s John Prendergast.

WHEN: 10:30 a.m. EDT
Thursday, August 7, 2008

WHERE: United Methodist Building
Conference room # 1
First Floor
100 Maryland Avenue, NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

WHO: Christian Companion co-authors Greg Leffel, President, One Horizon Foundation, and Bill Mefford, Director of Civil and Human Rights for the General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church, and Cory Smith, Advocacy Director of the ENOUGH Project, and John Prendergast, co-author of Not on Our Watch and co-Chair of the ENOUGH Project.

TO PARTICIPATE: RSVP Paula Newbaker or Rena Karefa-Johnson by 9a.m. Thursday, August 7.

TELECONFERENCE PARTICIPATION: 1-866-303-3675; Code 202-488-5632

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington, D.C. based ENOUGH Project is proud to announce the release of the Not on Our Watch Christian Companion: Biblical Reflections on the Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond.

John Prendergast, co-author of Not on Our Watch and co-Chair of the ENOUGH Project, said of the Christian Companion, "As we wrote Not on Our Watch, Don Cheadle and I were amazed at the level of commitment by Americans all over this country to the anti-genocide cause. But we need to reach so many more people with the good news that there are solutions and it is our responsibility to respond. This theological companion will provide an amazing vehicle to engage Christians through their faith in ways that we've never before seen on a human rights issue."

According to Greg Leffel, co-author, “Along with the ENOUGH Project team, my co-author and I are part of a bridge building process, from which the Christian Companion has emerged. We are certainly proud to issue this call to action and put a Christian exclamation point on the promise, “Never Again!”

Join the authors to discuss the release of this new book which links individual Christians and churches to the wider Darfur movement and provides guidance for mobilizing their support.

 

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