Sunday, May 21, 2006

The book club

Rochester’s Catholic Courier reports on a book club at Auburn's Sacred Heart Parish:
During the month of May, members of the book club watched the film "Hotel Rwanda" and planned to read Immaculee Llibagiza's book, Left to Tell. Both works both tell the story of the 1994 ethnic genocide in Rwanda, where, according to Catholic News Service, more than 800,000 people were brutally massacred in a clash between the Hutu and Tutsi people.

In the wake of this genocide, many members of the international community pledged to remain vigilant to prevent such an atrocity from ever happening again. But less than a decade later, a similar situation erupted in Africa, in the Darfur region of western Sudan.

The rest of the story is here.

Does your parish have a book club? If not, maybe it's time to start one.