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Save Darfur Rally
January 15, 2007
New York City

Written by Wendy R. Williams
Photographed by Krisztina Fazekas

The National Religious Leaders of African Ancestry held their annual protest this year to protest the genocide in Darfur. They met in front of the United Nations and walked to the Sudanese Embassy where they blocked the door. According to the Amsterdam News: “Reverend Herbert Daughtry, civil rights activist and esteemed pastor of the House of the Lord Church in Brooklyn, along with Reverends C. Herbert Oliver (Covenant Presbyterian Church); Cheryl Williams (Wills of Salvation Christian Center) and R.K. Smith, President of the New York Chapter of Southern Christian Leadership Council (SCLC) - aligned as the National Religious Leaders of African Ancestry Concerned about Darfur - were the four principals arrested.”

More on the demonstration.

For more about the dire situation in Darfur and to see how you can help, log onto www.savedarfur.org and read this article in Newsweek Magazine about how the government of Sudan is targeting aid workers.

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