U.S. Jewish groups announced a “Week of Prayer and Action for Darfur.” The Save Darfur Coalition, an alliance of more than 150 religious groups representing 130 million Americans, is inviting communities of all faiths to participate April 2-9 for the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the African region. Organizers said the goal is to promote the “Million Voices for Darfur” campaign to generate 1 million postcards to President Bush to support a stronger, multinational force to protect the people of Darfur. The U.S. government has declared the humanitarian crisis a genocide, with 300,000 deaths and millions more people forced into refugee camps after a government-sponsored campaign of violence.
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