Lord's Resistance Army (LRA)
Founded in 1987 and led by Joseph Kony, a self-proclaimed spirit medium, the Lord's Resistance Army has evolved from a Ugandan resistance campaign into a central African genocidal movement advanced by child soldiers. After nearly two decades of guerilla attacks, millions of displaced people, and tens of thousands of indoctrinated children, in 2005 the International Criminal Court issued arrest warrants for Kony and other movement leaders on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The atrocities committed by the group have drawn evangelical ministries and other humanitarian operations, many focused on orphan care, into Uganda, Sudan, and other central African nations, also sparking a bevy of awareness campaigns such as Invisible Children’s short film Kony 2012.
- Meet the Mom Who Stopped Joseph KonyHow Shannon Sedgwick Davis helped dismantle the Ugandan warlord's reign of terror.
- 'Machine Gun Preacher' Wins Mother Teresa AwardControversial Sam Childers becomes first American to join ranks of Malala Yousafzai and the Dalai Lama.
- No More Band-Aids: Shannon Sedgwick Davis Wields Law to Halt GenocideWhy the president of the philanthropic Bridgeway Foundation says money alone won't fix the problem.
- The Devil's YokeA young woman describes her former life as a slave of rebel soldiers.
- Peace Beyond ReachUgandan children still at risk due to protracted talks.
- A Hint of PeaceWar-torn church ponders amnesty for rebel leader.
- Brutality TherapyLove and art are keys to healing.
- Peace Not Out of ReachWhat American Christians can do to help resolve the LRA conflict.
- Hotel Sudan Isn't a Film—YetGenocide in Darfur must be stopped.