Actor George Clooney Praises the Effective Relief Efforts by Christians in Sudan
Aimee Herd : Mar 19, 2012 : John Jessup – CBN News
"[Christians] lead the work a lot of times here. When we were at the Darfur rally it was ministers. It was a lot of people of faith that had been working very hard on this." –George Clooney.
Well-known and award-winning actor, George Clooney, has been very involved in raising awareness of the blatant violations of human rights, and ethnic killing in Sudan. He recently returned from another trip to visit victims of the horrific violence near the southern border.
Clooney is so passionate about helping the people in Sudan that he was arrested in front of the Sudanese Embassy last week, after protesting the actions of Sudan's president Omar al-Bashir, an alleged war criminal. Earlier, he'd made the media rounds in Washington, and testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)
While a celebrity who is not necessarily a Believer—working closely with Christians—is a rarity in these times, Clooney has been doing just that.
Dr. Pat Robertson has regularly spoken out against the Sudanese government and the atrocities it has committed, according to CBN News, and it's caught the attention of Clooney.
In a CBN interview, the actor shared of how he called Pat Robertson and told him, "'Listen, we're not going to agree on too many things, but there's no two sides to this issue, and you and I can work together on this.' And he said 'great.' And he's been terrific on this." (Photo: CBN News)
Clooney had even encouraged rocker and humanitarian activist, Bono, to get in touch with Robertson.
Speaking in the CBN interview, Clooney praised the hard work by Christian aid groups to bring healing and relief in the Sudan.
"They lead the work a lot of times here," Clooney said. "When we were at the Darfur rally it was ministers. It was a lot of people of faith that had been working very hard on this."
"So in some ways I'm trying to honor whatever part I can in the hard work that they do because I'm a big fan of all of the work that's being done. And people really put their hearts and souls in it," Clooney added.
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