Litany by Rev. Dr. Valerie Bridgeman
Every year in the third week of October, people throughout the globe gather to commemorate the millions of lives lost in the conflict in the Congo while celebrating the country’s enormous human and natural potential.
1.) Film Screening
FOTC’s short film (26 minutes) Crisis in the Congo: Uncovering the Truth can be downloaded at no cost or screened online from www.congojustice.org. The film is complimented with a screening kit that can also be downloaded from the website. Should an institution wish to receive DVDs for screening or distribution to their congregations, it can send the request to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-584-6512. FOTC encourages faith groups to screen the film and share it with their networks. FOTC is also available to compliment film screenings with speakers in person or via Skype.
2.) Download Congo Sunday Litany & Fact Sheets
For the Congo: We Will Remember, We Will Act
Congo: Basic Facts (PDF)
Historical Overview of the Congo (PDF)
Coltan Basics (PDF)
Women’s Situation (PDF)
Congo Talking Themes (PDF)
Core Prescriptions From The Ground (PDF)
United Nations Mapping Exercise Report Recommendations (PDF)
General Historical Overview of Congo (Power Point)
Militarism in Congo and Africa (PDF) provided by Resist Africom
Click here to download (PDF) a partial list of companies in the Congo
3) Dear John Postcard Campaign.
The postcard campaign is an initiative whereby people throughout the United States and abroad send postcards to Secretary of State John Kerry appealing to the United States government to implement its own law (P.L. 109-456, a law sponsored by President Obama when he was Senator) by holding U.S. allies, Rwanda and Uganda accountable for their military interventions and destabilization of the Congo. In addition, the postcard calls on the United States government to support democracy in the Congo. Visit www.congojustice.org/postcard/ in order to request the postcards. We encourage you to have your congregation sign the postcards during service so they can be collected as a bundle and sent to the U.S. State Department.
4) Join faith leaders in our “Say Yes! Break the Silence” PSA Campaign.
Shoot a 30 second to 90 second video and let us know why you are Breaking the Silence. For more information email email@example.com.
5) Make a Donation.
Partner with Friends of the Congo. Please consider our recurring giving options by selecting the Monthly or Quarterly frequency above to support the global movement for peace, justice and human dignity in the Congo. DONATE TODAY!
Is your church participating in Congo Sunday? Email us so we can acknowledge you as a Congo Sunday Partner!