Mary Stata writes for Third Way Cafe about the ongoing advocacy effort of religious leaders in central Africa to urge a negotiated resolution to the Lord’s Resistance Army conflict.
Last May, Congress passed the Lord’s Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act. This bill signals increased US commitment to supporting long term reconstruction for LRA affected communities and requires the Obama administration to develop a strategy to demobilize and disarm the rebels. It is critical that implementation of the bill prioritizes peaceful means to end the conflict and not repeat past failed military operations.
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