NCAN, that has many members ministering among the poor in Africa, joins the U.S. public in searching for answers to the following questions: How can we of the richest country in the world continue to avert our eyes and block our ears from the crying children of the poorest continent in the world, Mother Africa? What is our moral and ethical response to :
Millions of African children dying of hunger or Malaria? Millions of African children dying or being orphaned by HIV-AIDS? Millions of African children being terrified, displaced, and/or murdered by genocide in Darfur? Millions of African children being recruited as child soldiers in civil wars? Some of our suggesions include advocating on behalf of our African sisters and brothers with our U.S. senators to impact U.S. policies and appropriations, keeping ourselves informed on and praying about the ongoing crisis, and seeking ways to respond, making alternative contribtions to African relief in place of exchanging gifts.