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Avaaz Christmas Card to Uganda

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Avaaz Christmas Card to Uganda
PARTNER: Avaaz.org
PROJECT TYPE: Print Design | Advertisement
OTHER TAGS: Christmas | card | Uganda

We helped Avaaz put together a two-page "Christmas card," published on Tuesday, December 11, in Uganda's Daily Monitor newspaper (with a print circulation of ~40,000 it's the country's largest print daily, and has the most visited website in the country). View their campaign page here and read the text of the ad below. The Christmas card theme is a play on the comment by Rebecca Kadaga (Ugandan Speaker of Parliament) that "Ugandans want that law as a Christmas gift."

This Christmas give the gift of compassion...by joining with one million citizens and religious leaders calling on Ugandan MPs to drop the Anti-Homosexuality Bill

“As the Christmas season approaches, we hope Christians everywhere will join together to reject the idea
that a bill targeting a vulnerable minority could ever be an appropriate celebration of the birth of Christ.”

–RICHARD CIZIK, President, New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good
–AMBASSADOR THOMAS P. MELADY, Former U.S. Ambassador to Uganda and the Vatican
–JIM WALLIS, President, Sojourners

“I believe that this bill, if passed into law, will be state-legislated genocide against a specific community of Ugandans, however few they may be.”

–CANON GIDEON BYAMUGISHA, Anglican Church of Uganda

“Every person has the right to enjoy safety and security regardless of their beliefs or sexual orientation – we are all created in God’s image and likeness. That image is in all of us and not just in some of us.”

–JOHN SENTAMU, Archbishop of York

“One thing that Ugandan legislators should know is that God does not discriminate among members of our family...God says love one another; love your neighbor. God is for freedom, equality and love. I urge the people of Uganda to reject hatred and prejudice. Love comes more naturally to the human heart than hate.”

–BISHOP DESMOND TUTU, Nobel Peace Laureate

Dec 12, 2012