LIBERATION PROGRAM SUCCESS
At this critical time, Rock To Save Darfur (RTSD), a 501c3 not for profit organization, is rededicated in its’ vital work to educates the public about slave liberation and raises funds for Christian Solidarity International (CSI) to help free all the remaining slaves in the Sudan at a cost of less than $8 million. RTSD’s work has led directly to the liberation of hundreds of men, women and children.
It costs only $50 to free a slave.
CSI works with local Dinka tribal leaders as well as other Africans and Arab activist, to identify and free people in the Sudan. With a sophisticated and expansive underground railroad, approximately 100,000 men, women and children have been liberated and reunited with their families in what is now the independent country of South Sudan.
Since the end of the civil war in 2005, the North has ceased kidnapping more people. However, there are still over 35,000 slaves in the North that must be freed.
As part to the liberation campaign, CSI also provides food, water, seeds, a goat and medicine to each person as they return home and reclaim their lives. The survival kit costs $200.
CSI has documented the liberations with photographs and documents that include the name of the person, what village they were kidnapped from, the date they were kidnapped, where they were taken to, the name of their master, how they were treated and the date they were liberated. In our Freedom Gallery, portraits of all the liberated people released from captivity through RTSD donations are accompanied with a second photograph of them holding this documentation.
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Black Christians and Animists from the south of Sudan have been victimized by the Arab Muslims in the north of Sudan for centuries. For more than twenty years, Christian Solidarity International has been helping persecuted Christians in Sudan and around the world.
From 1989-2005, a civil war was waged by the Islamic dictator President Omar Hassan al-Bashir on behalf of the Northern Arab Muslims against the Southern African Christians and Animists. More than two million people were slaughtered and more than four million displaced from their homes during the Sudan civil war.
It was a systematic component of Sudan’s military policy to kidnap and enslave Black Christians and Animists from the south. In 1998, CSI began working to liberate people in the north of Sudan.
Approximately 100,000 men, women and children have been liberated. Since the end of the civil war, Sudan has ceased its enslavement policy.
In 2011, the independent country of South Sudan was established, from what was previously the southern part of Sudan. South Sudan is now populated by Black Christians and Animists.
However, there are still over 35,000 slaves in the Sudan that must be liberated and brought back home to South Sudan.
On July 14, 2008, the Chief Prosecutor at the International Court of Justice, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, issued an arrest warrant against Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir. He accuses the 64-year-old dictator of genocide and crimes against humanity. It is the first time that the International Court of Justice in The Hague has indicted an incumbent head of state.
On April 2019, a peoples’ uprising of Arab Muslims, Black Muslims of Darfur, Black Christians and Animists, toppled the government of President Omar Hassan al-Bashir.
On August 5, 2019, the Sudanese pro-democracy movement entered into an interim three year power sharing agreement with the military until elections occur.
WORDS OF SIMON DENG, FORMER SLAVE TURNED ACTIVIST
Simon Deng, a former child slave escaped, became an activist in the US and accompanies CSI on liberation missions, says there are terrorists in the government of Sudan who oppose him and his efforts to free his people, but he cannot stop his work because of what he has seen.
"It is not easy to be there to see these people, to look into their eyes, and see they are terrified. These are people who never have had something called freedom. They don't know how to say no to anything. All they know is fear and threats, fear that they will be abused. Someone has to be the voice for the voiceless.” - Simon Deng
Please join with us to help raise awareness and funds until all the slaves are free.