If you came to one of our shows last year around this time then you heard us talk about Resolve and the LRA. We asked you to sign petitions and to write letters to our states representatives to urge them to use their influence to help stop the LRA and their leader Joseph Kony.
For over 26 years, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) has been responsible for some of the worst atrocities in the world, abducting over 66,000 people - mainly children - and forcing them to join their ranks. These children are often forced to kill members of their family or community, and they are told by LRA commanders that UN Peacekeepers will kill them should they try to defect and return home.
The Voice Project has been working with United Nations in building FM radio stations as well as helping with the production of broadcast content for the stations, recording family members and ex-combatants that have returned home safely, and songs in their native Acholi letting them know they can come home. Recent UN debriefings from the increasing number of ex-combatants who are defecting and surrendering show that for well over 50% the main factor in deciding to escape and surrender has been the recent FM radio broadcast programs encouraging them to come home.
MUSIC is the key to exposing these lies and letting these children know that they are forgiven and welcome home.
You can help us and the Vocie Project by donating and sharing this page on Facebook and Twitter.
$13 provides one hour of air time reaching out to abducted LRA members
$26 provides two hours of air time
$39 provides three hours of air time
More info can be found here: (www.voiceproject.org).
For more info on Kony and the LRA please watch this video as well and share it with as many people as you can: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4MnpzG5Sqc