February 28, 2006

A Walk to Remember

Filed under: Gathering Together,Taking Up Your Cross — Katryna Starks @ 7:55 am

Every night, thousands of children in Uganda walk from their villages to the center of town and sleep on the ground to avoid being kidnapped. If they are found at home when the rebel army comes through, they will be taken. The boys will be tortured and forced to be soldiers. The girls will be forced to be worse. Because they have to disappear at night, they are called invisible children.
The documentary, Invisible Children, has been circulated around the country for the last year. Their story has been featured on news shows, and recently the CNN blog. To bring attention to their plight, on April 29th, thousands of Americans will go into our city centers and sleep for one night. It’s called the Global Night Commute. To learn more about the invisible children and find out how you can participat in the Global Night Commute, go to invisiblechildren.com.