Shining a Light on the Crisis in the Congo
July 27, 2010 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
With Mathilde Muhindo Mwamini - Director, Centre Olame, Archdiocese of Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo and Olun Kamitatu – Regional Technical Advisor, Extractive Industries, Central Africa Region/Catholic Relief Services (in Kinshasa, DRC)
Much of the instability, displacement, conflict, and sexual violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is financed by armed groups’ control over lucrative mines and mineral trade routes. This Catholics Confront Global Poverty webcast will explore how the extraction of natural resources in eastern DRC is related to the horrific violence against women there.
Join us for:
An on-the-ground view from a CRS partner who works with survivors of sexual violence in eastern DRC;
An overview of CRS’ response and support for the people who live there from a CRS staff person;
USCCB and CRS’ policy recommendations for how U.S. policymakers can make a difference on these issues based on Catholic social teaching and our experience;
Ideas on how Catholics in the U.S., through the Catholics Confront Global Poverty initiative, can support peace in DRC;
An opportunity to ask the presenters questions about these issues and engage them in dialogue.
Contact: For questions please contact Brendan Cavanagh at firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-955-7118