5.15.2007

An African story of grace

Tim Frakes has completed a new documentary for the ELCA on the twenty years' war in Northern Uganda, called "Ready to Forgive: An African Story of Grace." It's a powerful story.




Tim writes:

This is an African story of God’s amazing grace. Northern Uganda has been at war for twenty years. Those most affected, a tribal people known as the Acholi, or Luo people, endure rape, torture, and child abduction. Thousands have died. Others are missing. Two million people are displaced.

Most live in squalid camps for internally displaced persons, protected by government soldiers they often fear more than the rebels. Despite all this, the Acholi are united in the belief that the only real solution to the problem is reconciliation and forgiveness. The Acholi are ready to forgive.


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