Please Help Fight the Genocide in Darfur
"I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. " Elie Wiesel
- Temple Micah Vigil. Temple Micah conducted a vigil in front of the Sudanese Embassy for 3 years beginning in 2006. If interested in joining an ongoing vigil, please contact the coordinator of the Darfur Interfaith Network or Adas Israel.
- (new)View Israel TV documentary featuring Temple Micah vigil.Temple Micah is featured around 1:55 and 5:10 of the 6 minute piece.
- Darfur Awareness and Action Weekend, April 25 - 27, 2008
- Background, Resources and How you can help Temple Micah fight this genocide
Rachel Maddow Show, Sept. 23, 2009 - Shining a Celebrity Light on Darfur
Temple Micah Monthly Vigil
Note: Due to coordinator's inability to lead the vigil, it has temporarily stopped. Please contact him if you would like to take over.
In the spring of 2006, many Temple Micah members joined the national protest on the mall. The Washington Darfur Interfaith Network (DIN) asked Temple Micah to organize a vigil once a month in front of the Sudanese Embassy. This is part of their effort to get churches and synagogues across the DC area to be responsible for the vigil for 1 hour each month. And, Temple Micah stepped up to the plate as the first church or synagogue in the Washington area to volunteer.
We are responsible to get at least 10 people (not necessarily the same 10 every month) to stand in front of the Sudanese Embassy on the fourth Thursday between 12:00 and 1:00 each month. “I've done this with the DIN - it is easy and totally benign”, said David Diskin, a DIN and Temple Micah member. “Basically, all we need to do is stand there and hold some signs for one hour. It is completely peaceful and the Secret Service has complete knowledge of the protests. There is absolutely NO chance of being arrested. It is Tikkun Olam of the highest order.”
It is a simple thing but very important in order to keep the Darfur tragedy in the public's eye, in the news, and on our public officials' minds. Please join us - send an email letting us know when you can join the vigil.