Moving Beyond Witness
Genocide No More--Save Darfur working with the Church and Society Team of Redding First Church is planning a series of events in April in conjunction with the Moving Beyond Witness campaign during Genocide Prevention Month to address justice issues and encourage participants to address public policy and advocacy relative to the ongoing genocide and ethnic cleansing in the country of Sudan. The program is partly funded by a Peace With Justice grant from the California Nevada Conference. On Friday, April 3 at 7:00 PM there will be a special showing of "The Good Lie," starring Reese Witherspoon, at the Cascade Theatre in Redding. Following the uplifting film Kuoth Wiel, one of the Sudanese actors in the movie, will be available for a Q&A session. She will be joined by Esther Sprague, founder of Sudan Unlimited. On Thursday, April 23 at 7:00 PM in Room 802 at Shasta College there will be a showing of "Watchers of the Sky," an award winning film that interweaves four stories of courage while telling the story of Raphael Lemkin, the man who created the word genocide and believed that the law could protect the world from mass atrocities. Following the movie there will be a Q&A session with Martina Knee, founder of the Bay Area Darfur Voaltion and the daughter of a Holocaust survivor. On Friday, April 24 at 5:00 PM we also will be holding an Interfaith Prayer Vigil and Drumming for Darfur on the Sundial Bridge. This will begin the tenth year that we have sponsored these vigils. Pastor Rod Brayfindley will be leading us in prayer.