Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Lost Boys Vote On Sudan Separation

The Lost Boys of Sudan are voting this week for North/South Separation of Sudan.  Sudan has a violent recent history of civil war, with the northern Muslims (who have controlled the country) literally hunting down and killing the southern Christians and Animists.  Starting in the mid 1980s, an entire generation of Sudanese children traveled on foot to flee the Texas sized country, surviving against all odds.  Many of them now live in the United States, but they are scattered all over the world.

The Lost Boys are hopeful that their homeland will gain independence and finally be free from Sharia law, which was one of the major issues that started the civil war in 1983.  It's estimated that over 2 million Sudanese were murdered by the violent Muslim regime.

If you haven't seen it yet, you should definitely check out the documentary called "God Grew Tired of Us."  It's an amazing story of hope and human triumph, as well as a reminder of the potential horror of religious regimes.


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