”Never Again! is not a slogan. It’s a witness to the world that senseless violence will not stand.“
The Not on Our Watch Christian Companion: Biblical Reflections on the Movement to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond connects churches, fellowships, and individual Christians to the global movement to end genocide in Darfur and other crimes against humanity in Africa.
The Companion expands on New York Times bestseller Not on Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond by actor Don Cheadle (Hotel Rwanda) and Africa expert John Prendergast, co-founder of the ENOUGH Project.
Drawing from the rich Christian humanitarian tradition as well as from traditions of public political involvement, the Companion provides biblical reflections on ethical issues as well as practical guidance for action to create change in Darfur. Each chapter constitutes a weekly study session—eight in all—designed to guide group discussion and reflection about Darfur and the movement to end genocide. Each session includes a biblical passage for reflection, a lesson applying the passage to Darfur, a weekly action step, and vignettes by refugees and people from many walks of life who have awakened to the problem of genocide and become active in the Darfur movement.
An important link in the growing Darfur coalition of secular and religious organizations, the Companion helps to build a truly broad-based and non-partisan movement. Both the political and religious Left and Right find common ground here.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION: A CHRISTIAN “COMPANION” TO NOT ON OUR WATCH
SESSION 1: NEVER AGAIN!
THE LESSON: Am I My Brother’s Keeper?
SESSION 2: PERSONALIZING THE CONFLICT
THE LESSON: Love Your Neighbor
SESSION 3: PROTECTING THE PEOPLE
THE LESSON: God Is Our Refuge
SESSION 4: PUSHING FOR CHANGE
THE LESSON: Do Unto Others
SESSION 5: PURSUING JUSTICE
THE LESSON: The Least of These
SESSION 6: PRESSURING OUR LEADERS
THE LESSON: You Will Be My Witnesses
SESSION 7: PROMOTING THE PEACE
THE LESSON: Blessed Are The Peacemakers
SESSION 8: PLANNING FOR ACTION
THE LESSON: Mature and Complete, Not Lacking Anything