What a Wonderful World

Patrice Lumumba
Patrice Lumumba, assassinated Congolese political leader.

Sometimes it’s easy to lose  hope, especially when we hear so many sad stories about “the rape capital of the world (Congo)”. Watch this 2 minute YouTube salute by Sir David Attenborough and get re-energized about why it’s worthwhile to stop, listen, reflect on What a Wonderful World this is.


Then consider how you might get involved in Congo Week – October 20-26, 2013 www.congoweek.org. Participate in Congo Week VI and be a part of the global movement in support of the Congo! You’ll feel good about it. HUC director Lucy Hobgood-Brown does, too – she will be introducing Congo Week at Politics in the Pub in Newcastle NSW (Australia) on October 15.

Screenshot 2013-10-14 16.20.49 About Breaking the Silence Congo Week:
This  is a week of activities that commemorates the millions of lives lost in the Congo conflict while celebrating the enormous human and natural potential that exists in the country. Communities throughout the globe join in partnership with Congolese each year on the third week of October to screen films, hold teach-ins and forums, organize rallies, host fundraisers, put on concerts and undertake many other activities to elevate the profile of the Congo throughout the globe. Students and community organizers initiated Congo Week in 2008. Religious leaders, scholars, intellectuals, artists, and ordinary people throughout the globe also have gotten involved to acknowledge the lives of the Congolese people and their pursuit for human dignity.