The deadliest war since World War II is raging in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) – fed by the gold, titanium, tantalum, and tin in our computers, mobile phones, and other electronic devices.
Soldiers from neighboring countries compete for control of – and profits from – the mines in eastern DRC. They maintain control of the people who live in the communities surrounding the mines through repeated rape and other violence. (Watch video at right.)
These "conflict minerals" are carried out of the ground on the backs of the Congolese people and straight out of the country to form essential components in electronics.
Items containing conflict minerals are most likely in your own home, as they are essential components in mobile phones, MP3 players, and computers.
Armed with a grant from the Peace with Justice Sunday offering, the Jerusalem Justice and Peace Ministry (JJPM) is assisting communities in the DRC. JJPM workshops educate and empower Congolese people about justice issues in their communities and seek local solutions to close the gap between rich and poor.
"We cannot keep quiet if there is something wrong," said JJPM executive Dr. Leonard Kabwita.
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When you give to Peace with Justice Sunday, you support ministries in the DRC, the United States, and worldwide to remove unjust systems and equip people to live fulfilled lives.
Peace with Justice Sunday is just a little bit more than a week away, but there's still time to order free offering resources for the June 19 observance.
Offering inserts, posters, worship resources, stories, and a video are all available to download or order at www.umcgiving.org/PWJS.
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