Congo Week

October 18-24, 2020

Breaking the Silence: Congo Week is an opportunity to raise awareness about the devastating legacy of conflict in the Congo and mobilize support on behalf of the people of the Congo.

Paul wrote in I Corinthians 12:26, "If one member suffers, all suffer together with it; if one member is honored, all rejoice together with it." Global Ministries, as a member of the Body of Christ, suffers today because of injustice and exploitation of our sisters and brothers in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

We are committed as members of the Body of Christ to break the silence, stop the pillaging, promote justice, defend women and children, protect the environment and support Congo.

What Can I Do?

Check out our 2020 resources for daily opportunities to worship, learn, watch video updates from partners, and take action to make a real difference in the Congo.

Learn

Pray

  • Worship materials for Congo Week 2020 can be found here

Give

Advocate

  • Participate in The Cell Out digital-fast to raise awareness about the violence caused by mineral mining in the Congo. The Cell Out is a cell phone/electronics boycott held from Noon - 1pm on the Wednesday of Congo Week. It is designed to call attention to the use of rare minerals such as coltan in our electronic devices. The international sale of these minerals helps finance the continuing conflict in the region. Learn more about the minerals mined in Congo.
    • What can I say in my “Cell Out” voicemail/social media message?
      "Today from noon - 1:00 pm is the Congo Week “Cell Out.”  I am turning off my cell phone/electronic devices and sharing this message to call attention to the violent conflict over the Congo’s valuable natural resources. Rare minerals like coltan are used in electronic devices and the international sale of these minerals can finance the continuing conflict in the region. To learn more and take action visit: https://www.globalministries.org/congo_week."