Is There Hope for the People of the Democratic Republic of the Congo? 

A Film and Discussion Series  

First Presbyterian Church of Evanston

1427 Chicago Ave., Evanston

Come to be inspired by a people of great faith and incredible courage!!. 

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has been embroiled in a 12-year war that has taken over 5.4 million lives and caused the rape of over 600,000 women and children.  Despite this crisis, Presbyterians of the Congo continue to run churches, women’s ministries, 700+ schools and many health ministries.  How is this possible?  Come to learn and leave to act!! 

Wednesday:  March 24 at 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Topic:  “Can Children Survive and Become Educated in the Congo?”  See “Street Children of Kinshasa”, a film about the Congo’s impact on children, and hear a panel discuss conditions in the Congo and empowerment through education.  Panel: Denise Drane, professor at Northwestern University and Jan Sullivan, retired Special Education Director.    

Wednesday: April 28, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Topic:  “Can Violence Be Stopped in the Congo?” See a film about the women of the Congo and hear about efforts to stop violence and empower women.  Conveners: Caryl Weinberg, FPCE’s Mission Director and Tom Sullivan, retired Social Service Administrator. 

Sunday: May 16, 11:00 a.m.“Can the Congo’s Doctors Conquer the Three ‘Ms’(Malaria, Malnutrition, Micro-organisms)?” View a video and hear about the Congo’s health challenges and its Presbyterian health ministries.  Presenter: Dr. Amy McAuley, M.D. and President-Elect of the Presbyterian Medical Benevolence Foundation Board. 

Registration and Information — Jan Sullivan: sull1300@comcast.net or 847-475-4052