Please Pray for Zimbabwe

Please Pray for Zimbabwe

Postby Kentucky Hunter on Tue Jul 05, 2005 6:22 am

Clergy lament Zimbabwe 'tragedy' <br>
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BBC NEWS - By Nick Miles - July 3, 2005 - Methodist bishops from southern Africa have warned that a potential genocide could take place in Zimbabwe. <br>
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The bishops, meeting in Johannesburg, also called on South African president Thabo Mbeki to do more to help the rights of refugees leaving Zimbabwe. <br>
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The comments come six weeks after the start of mass demolitions of illegally built houses and stalls. <br>
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According to the United Nations, the destruction of shanty towns has left at least 200,000 people homeless. <br>
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The statement from the bishops was unequivocal: "We have on our hands a complete recipe for genocide; we're witnessing a tragedy of unprecedented enormity." <br>
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It's one of the strongest statements yet from church leaders in the region on the human rights situation in Zimbabwe. <br>
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It mirrors similar sentiments expressed last month by Archbishop Pius Ncube of Bulawayo, a leading critic of President Robert Mugabe. <br>
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At a meeting in Johannesburg, the Methodist bishops also called on Thabo Mbeki to do more to make it easier for people to come from Zimbabwe to claim refugee status and protect their rights. <br>
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They also criticised the South African government for its quiet diplomacy approach to Zimbabwe which has fallen short of openly criticising President Mugabe. <br>
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The statement came as a UN special envoy, Anna Tibaijuka, continues her visit to Zimbabwe to assess the impact of the government campaign against illegal structures and informal traders. <br>
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Opposition groups there say the campaign was aimed at persecuting their supporters. <br>
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A number of political leaders, including British Prime Minister Tony Blair, have spoken out against the campaign. <br>
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But African leaders have remained silent. They consider the demolitions an internal matter for Zimbabwe. <br>
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Re: Please Pray for Zimbabwe

Postby monkeyweather on Wed Jul 06, 2005 1:47 pm

The things that go on in this world. No one stepped in to stop the Rwandan genocide, no one apart from the US even wants to SAY there is genocide in the Sudan, and Zimbabwe....how must Jesus view this world.<br>
They're in my prayers. <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Please Pray for Zimbabwe

Postby Kentucky Hunter on Wed Jul 06, 2005 5:00 pm

This just broke my heart MW....<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :verysad --><img src=http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/sad/sad0122.gif ALT=":verysad"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br>
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yes, the holocaust in Rwanda [and the Sudan] was horrific.<br>
Not only the massacre's but the selling of human beings, children in particular into slavery....<br>
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I can only imagine what our Lord thinks of these things, specially when those [nations/people of the world] do next to nothing to stop it.<br>
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Jaunita <p><!--EZCODE FONT START--><span style="color:black;">**************************************************<br>
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you were a member of Congress . . . But I repeat myself."<br>
~Mark Twain<br>
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"If you don't plan to live the Christian life totally committed <br>
to knowing your God and to walking in obedience to Him, <br>
then don't begin; for this is what Christianity is all about. <br>
It is a change of citizenship, a change of governments, <br>
a change of allegiance........<br>
If you have no intention of letting Christ rule your life, then forget <br>
Christianity; it's not for you."<br>
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