May 22, 2011

Children's Day - Invisible Children

"If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, 
we shall have to begin with the children."
Decades of war and violence, countless casualties, hundred of thousands left without a home, about 2 million people in harms way, children being abducted, given guns and forced to fight the war.
A world unaware of or unwilling to learn about the suffering.
It took 3 young men - call them reckless, crazy or whatever, I call them God-sent - who went to Africa in search of a story (any story) and their Invisible Children: Rough Cut documentary  to open the eyes of the international community.
Watching the documentary has proven to be a huge task for me. But I did saw it. It was one of the most horrifying, inspiring hour of my life. 
And if you watch it and makes you sick, I say good - ACT on it. 
Make that change.

 For more information about the war and the steps taken to help the children in Northern Uganda, as well as learning about what you can do to help please visit the Invisible Children website.


"From this day forward, may a new song be heard.
Let that new song be the sound of children laughing.
Let that new song be the sound of children playing.
Let that new song be the sound of children singing.
And let that new song be the sound of parents listening.
Together, let us create a symphony of hearts, marvelling at the miracle of our children and basking in the beauty of love.
Let us heal the world and blight its pain.
And may we all make beautiful music together"
Michael Jackson

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