Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Meet a "Lost Boy"

Father Paul Smith, a member of the Commission on Peace and Justice, as well as a sacramental minister at Roman Catholic churches in Altamont and Berne, is one of the organizers of the screening of a film about the Lost Boys, a name that refers to the roughly 26,000 refugees who fled villages in southern Sudan during fighting in the late 1980s.

The screening will be at 7 p.m. at The College of Saint Rose's Hubbard Interfaith Sanctuary, 959 Madison Ave. in Albany.

Alex Logono, one of the Lost Boys who recently graduated from the State University of New York at Albany, will be the guest of honor at the screening. In May, he traveled back to Africa to find the ailing mother he last saw nearly 19 years ago. His story was reported in Albany's Times Union newspaper.

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