DC Jews Rally for Darfur

DC Jews Rally for Darfur


Jews are no strangers to the idea of persecution and for years, Jewish groups have been at the forefront of the movement to save Darfur save Darfur, a region in western Sudan, which is awash in cultural genocide. Today, they join with Tents of Hope on the National Mall to show solidarity with the refugees of Janjaweed aggression.

Sixth & I has planned a few ceremonies to commemorate this day, including an inter-religious prayer service from 10 to 11 a.m.  But November 9 isn’t just important due to the rally, it is also the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass.)…

Let us hope that the actions of these groups today help to change the memory of November 9 from a time of hatred to  a time of peace.  In remembering the atrocities of the Holocaust and of Darfur, we can raise world consciousness and shout out with conviction, never again.

I wish I could have been there. If any of our DC readers were, your thoughts would be appreciated.

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Photos I took at the Tents of Hope rally are available on Flickr here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/savedarfur/tags/tents/