from Falcon - Monday, January 28, 2008
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RISE International is planning a worldwide memorial day on August 10, 2008 to commemorate the deaths of children and adults born and/or raised in cults.
‘The Lost Children’ memorial will be held to remember the many second and even third generation children born and/or raised in cults whose lives were cut short through suicide, physical/mental abuse, medical neglect, drug overdose, murder and cultic fighting groups such as the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in Northern Uganda. RISE International and Safe Passage Foundation are working together to organize this event, which will be held in London, UK; San Diego, California, Australia and Gulu, Uganda.
As part of this event, we are creating a virtual memorial website which will honour the memory of the Lost Children. If you have a deceased relative, friend or loved one who you would like remembered, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will create an individual page for them on the memorial website to which you can post their information (name, biographical information, photographs, audio, video, eulogies, dedications, etc). Please note that the memorial website is currently in a preliminary development stage and to facilitate the design and development process we would like to begin gathering information and multimedia content for it as early as possible.
We plan to have live audio and video feeds of the memorial events for those that are not able to attend in person.
“Sometimes an ordinary life is an extraordinary accomplishment.”
The Lost Children memorial day will also celebrate our achievements as survivors. A yearly Outstanding Survivor Award will be presented during the event. If you know someone who you feel deserves recognition you can nominate them on the website.
How can you help?
If you would like to help sponsor the memorial day, you can make a tax-deductible (in the United States) donation to the Safe Passage Foundation
More information is available at http://www.safepassagefoundation.net/Default.aspx?tabid=69
You may also make a donation to RISE International
More information is available at http://www.riseinternationalcic.org/contribute.php
However, please note that donations to RISE International are not currently tax-deductible.
If you would like to volunteer your time to help organize the event in your area or help in any other way please contact:
USA: Juliana Buhring at email@example.com or Julia McNeil at firstname.lastname@example.org
UK: Celeste Jones at email@example.com or Kristina Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org
Australia: Kylie Rain at email@example.com
Uganda: Emmanuel Mwaka Lutukumoi at firstname.lastname@example.org
Further details of the exact times, locations and event agenda will be posted shortly on these websites:
Safe Passage Foundation (SPF) is a non-religious New York not-for-profit corporation that provides resources, support and advocacy for youth raised in restrictive, isolated or high-demand communities, sometimes referred to as “cults” by society at large.
RISE International CIC is a community interest company registered in England and Wales, Company number 6266210, that works to protect children from abuse in cults.