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Celebrated the “3rd Friday in June”

NATIONAL DAY OF RECONCILIATION & HEALING FROM THE LEGACY OF ENSLAVEMENT 
"A Time to Heal, A Time to Pray"
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Members of Texas' official Juneteenth Committee pose for a photograph

in East Woods Park, Austin, Texas on June 19, 1890 

 

WASHINGTON, June 19, 2012 (UPI) -- A bipartisan resolution was introduced Tuesday in the U.S. Senate to make Juneteenth or June 19 a national holiday celebrating the end of slavery. The resolution was introduced by Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchinson, R-Texas, and Carl Levin, D-Mich., and backed by John Cornyn, R-Texas, The Dallas Morning News reported. On June 19, 1865, more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation and two months after the Confederate surrender, Major Gen. Gordon Granger is said to have read an order in Galveston announcing all slaves in Texas were now free. Juneteenth, sometimes known as Emancipation Day, is observed in 41 states, including Texas. The resolution calls on the federal and local and state governments to observe Juneteenthwith appropriate ceremonies. It would not give federal employees the day off.

 
Sudan | Nuba tribe positioned for genocide by Khartoum forces
 
Northern Sudan's Islamist government has a record of violent racism against the non-Arab population. One form of persecution employed is slavery, which remains a permitted practice to this day in a number of African countries. Up to 35,000 Africans are still reportedly enslaved in Northern Sudan.

Today, Sudan’s Nuba people are facing a campaign of genocide at the hands of the extremist leaders in the north. Many fear this violence could reignite the 22-year civil war, in which over 2 million people were killed and tens of thousands were taken to Northern Sudan as slaves. 

(Reported by: RadicalIslam.org)
 
 
Genocide In Sudan - Again 
FrontPage Magazine

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Imagine the outcry if the American government was suddenly to engage in a campaign of extermination against the Navajos, one of America's aboriginal peoples. The protests, especially from the Left, would be deafening.  
But what would be unimaginable in America today is currently taking place in Sudan, whose rulers are no strangers to genocide. Sudan’s original people, the African Nuba tribes inhabiting central Sudan’s Nuba Mountains, are currently facing a massive campaign of ethnic cleansing at the hands of the Arab and Islamist central government, whose leader, President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, is currently under indictment by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes in Darfur. more
“The Sudanese Army and its allied militias have gone on an unsparing rampage to crush rebel fighters in the Nuba Mountains …, bombing thatch-roofed villages, executing elders, burning churches…,” stated the New York Times, citing United Nations officials and “villagers who have escaped.”  http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/21/world/africa/21sudan.html?_r=1

SOUTH SUDAN UNDER NEW THREAT

This new nation celebrates its freedom under new threats

The Sudan conflict is all about oil.....Why Sudan's peace is in jeopardy

Read full article at:  http://www.cfr.org/sudan/why-sudans-peace-jeopardy/p25165

 

What is Ethnic Cleansing, or Genocide?

The Embassy for World Peace brings public awareness to ethnic atrocities as they surface around the globe. It also conducts diplomatic liaison with national leaders and government officials who will work together to foster peace in hot spot regions of the world.

Ethnic cleansing has produced one of the tragic periods of degeneration throughout world history. In the former territory of Yugoslavia, along with fringes of the old Soviet Empire, and in Africa whole populations have been murdered or forced from lands they have lived in for centuries. Other significant areas are Kosovo, Georgia, Rwanda, and Sudan.

Ethnic cleansing or genocide, has been based on race, gender, class, sexual preference, and religion.

Ethnic Cleansing is a term that has been used to describe a warfare that involves the extermination of certain ethnic groups around the globe. Ethnic Cleansing first surfaced during the medieval period between the Ottoman Turks and the Christian Crusaders. The Jewish people were often killed off when they got in the way of these religious crusaders. As the world has become more civilized the barbaric system of ethnic cleansing has not been reduced; to the contrary we see it expanding beyond countries and regions, to global conquests.

Most acts of evil were done in the name of Christianity occurred centuries ago, not in modern times. This is not true of all religions. Today, groups such as Al-Qaeda, Hamas, and Hezbollah are actively killing in the name of the Islamic religion. Hindu groups such as Bajranf Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad resort to violence as well. Religion is not the only suppressor.

More than 100 million people have been killed by atheist regimes in the twentieth century. More than all other religious persecutions of Western history. Mao, China's former leader, was responsible for over 50 million deaths; Stalin, a leader of the former USSR, for more than 20 million; and Hitler's count is over ten million. Other like tyrants are Pol Pot, Enver Hoxha, Nicole Ceausescu, Fidel Castro, and Kim Jong-il.

Without God, we cannot even distinguish between what is good and what is evil. King David understood this when he wrote his psalm, "The fool says in his heart, 'God does not exist.' They are corrupt; they do vile deeds" (Psalms 14:1).

Instead of blaming God for the world's evils, we must look to Him for the solution.

The following article describes the genocide currently being directed against Christians in Southern Sudan.

 

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