Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Ignorance Doesn't Make The Suffering Stop

A new IRC survey has found that 5,400,000 people have died from war-related causes in Congo since 1998 – the world’s deadliest documented conflict since WW II. The vast majority died from non-violent causes such as malaria, diarrhea, pneumonia and malnutrition—easily preventable and treatable conditions when people have access to health care and nutritious food.

1.5 million of those deaths were in the past 2 years. Approximately 40,000 die each month.

You can read more here.

Some questions:
-What is the responsibility of Christendom concerning issues of this nature?
-What, if any, Biblical responsibility lies on the shoulders of individual Christians who live in the United States?
-Can you grasp losing the entire state of Colorado in less than a decade? That is equal to the death toll in the Congo currently.
-Should we neglect those around us in order to fund or help those there? What does scripture say?

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