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Eden's Run 5K 2018 Final Details

Posted by OBS Team on October 15th, 2018

Everything you need to know for our annual 5K event, all in one place. 

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Partner Spotlight: Christ Church and CMDS

Posted by Mark Hackett on October 5th, 2018

Every now and then, we bring you a story from our movement about how our supporters are engaging with our mission in Sudan.

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: October 4, 2018

Posted by OBS Team on October 4th, 2018

Every week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. Here is this week's news round up:

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Supporter Spotlight: Lauren Berry and Sarah Greenspon

Posted by Audrey Tetzeli on October 3rd, 2018

Every now and then, we bring you a story from our movement about how our supporters are engaging with our mission in Sudan.

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: September 27, 2018

Posted by Mark Hackett on September 27th, 2018

Every week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. Here is this week's news round up:

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What To Expect At Our 7th Annual Gala

Posted by OBS Team on September 26th, 2018

The 7th annual Good People Good Beer Gala is March 23, 2019 at the Memphis Grand Carousel. Read on to see what's in store!

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The Difference Between Sudan and South Sudan, Explained

Posted by Mark Hackett on September 25th, 2018

We know geography can be confusing. Here's the 101 on Sudan and South Sudan. 

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: September 13, 2018

Posted by OBS Team on September 13th, 2018

Every week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. Here is this week's news round up:

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Yida Photo Exhibit Showing At Christian Brothers University Results

Posted by Scovia Rushing on September 11th, 2018

Last week, the Yida Photography Exhibit was at Christian Borthers University for another public showing! Here are the results.

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: September 7, 2018

Posted by OBS Team on September 7th, 2018

Every week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. Here is this week's news round up:

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Good People Good Beer 2019 Final Details

Posted by Audrey Tetzeli on September 1st, 2018

Everything you need to know for our favorite event of the year, all in one place. 

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: August 30, 2018

Posted by OBS Team on August 30th, 2018

Every week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. Here is this week's news round up:

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August 2018 Heart of Nuba Update

Posted by OBS Team on August 24th, 2018

In October 2016, Operation Broken Silence launched the Heart of Nuba Campaign, an online fundraising movement focused on supporting Mother of Mercy Hospital in the war-torn Nuba Mountains of Sudan. This is a brief update from Dr. Tom about the hospital and your progress so far.

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: August 23, 2018

Posted by OBS Team on August 23rd, 2018

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. Here is this week's news round up:

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You've Raised $1,000,000!

Posted by Mark Hackett on August 20th, 2018

Our movement just raised its first $1,000,000 for life-changing programs in Sudan! Learn more.

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Join The Stand For Education Campaign

Posted by OBS Team on August 17th, 2018

Join the campaign to jumpstart a new high school in Yida Refugee Camp, South Sudan. 

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: August 16, 2018

Posted by OBS Team on August 16th, 2018

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. Here is this week's news round up:

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: August 9, 2018

Posted by OBS Team on August 9th, 2018

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. Here is this week's news round up:

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: August 2, 2018

Posted by OBS Team on August 2nd, 2018

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. Here is this week's news round up:

Tags: Sudan, news, get involved, education,
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Organizational Letter To The Senate Majority Leader On H.R. 3030

Posted by Mark Hackett on August 1st, 2018

We join 61 other organizations in calling on the Senate for expedited passage of the Elie Wiesel Act, H.R.3030.

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Weekly Sudan News Roundup: July 26, 2018

Posted by OBS Team on July 26th, 2018

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. Here is this week's news round up:

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: July 19, 2018

Posted by OBS Team on July 19th, 2018

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. Here is this week's news round up:

Tags: Sudan, news, get involved, education,
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Elie Wiesel Act Passes House of Representatives In Landslide Vote

Posted by Mark Hackett on July 18th, 2018

Yesterday morning, the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act of 2017 passed the House of Representatives yesterday by a vote of 406-5.

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Elie Wiesel Act To Be Considered In House Of Representatives

Posted by Mark Hackett on July 16th, 2018

An update on the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (H.R. 3030).

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: July 12, 2018

Posted by OBS Team on July 12th, 2018

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. Here is this week's news round up:

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Watch The Heart of Nuba On Hulu

Posted by OBS Team on July 7th, 2018

For the first time, the Heart of Nuba film is now available for all to see. Watch it here and get involved. 

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July 2018 Endure Primary School Update

Posted by Mark Hackett on July 6th, 2018

In 2015, Operation Broken Silence launched the Endure Campaign, a fundraising movement focused on supporting the Endure Primary School in Yida Refugee Camp, South Sudan. This is an update on how your fundraising and giving is leading to real results at this special school. 

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: July 5, 2018

Posted by OBS Team on July 5th, 2018

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. Here is this week's news round up:

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Good People Good Beer 2018 Results

Posted by on June 28th, 2018

Here are your results from the 6th annual Good People Good Beer Gala. 

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Elie Wiesel Act Passes Out Of Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Posted by Mark Hackett on June 26th, 2018

An update on the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (S.1158).

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Ask Senator Corker To Support Atrocities Prevention Legislation

Posted by OBS Team on June 23rd, 2018

The Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (S.1158) helps to ensure the U.S. government has the most constructive and cost-effective tools to address the root causes and drivers of violent conflict around the world. Our Tennessee activists have a unique opportunity to help move this important legislation forwards. 

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Tennessee GSIS Students Launch New & Improved Campaigns

Posted by OBS Team on June 22nd, 2018

The University of Memphis serves as the host of the Governor's School for International Studies, which takes place on the U of M Campus each year during the month of June. This year we partnered with the some of the birghtest students on two of our campaigns. 

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Good People Good Beer 2018 Final Details

Posted on June 4th, 2018

Everything you need to know for our favorite event of the year, all in one place. 

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Operation Broken Silence Named a Top Growing Nonprofit by Classy

Posted by OBS Team on May 30th, 2018

Operation Broken Silence has been recognized on the Classy 100, an annual list of the top 100 growing nonprofits on the Classy platform.

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State Department Religious Freedom Report Cites Lack of Progress in Sudan

Posted by Mark Hackett on May 29th, 2018

Every year, the U.S. Department of State releases the International Religious Freedom Report. This unique document examines the status of religious rights, legal protections for religious minorities, and more in countries around the globe.

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59 Organizations Call On Senator Corker To Support The Elie Wiesel Act

Posted by Mark Hackett on May 29th, 2018

Legislation that would empower U.S. policies to help prevent mass atrocity crises is stalled in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Senator Corker can change that. 

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: May 24, 2018

Posted by OBS Team on May 24th, 2018

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. 

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Elie Wiesel Act Passes Unanimously Out Of House Foreign Affairs Committee

Posted by Mark Hackett on May 17th, 2018

An update on the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (H.R. 3030).

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Good People Good Beer 2018 Announcements

Posted by Audrey Tetzeli on May 16th, 2018

Here's everything you need to know about this special evening!

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Elie Wiesel Act To Be Marked Up In House Foreign Affairs Committee

Posted by Mark Hackett on May 16th, 2018

An update on the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (H.R. 3030).

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Join The Endowment Fund Campaign

Posted by OBS Team on May 15th, 2018

We're in the fight for a better Sudan over the long haul alongside of our Sudanese friends and partners. It will not be an easy or short process. From our Executive Director all the way down to our movement members, we understand that our mission will most likely take place over the course of our lifetimes.

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34 Organizations Oppose Rescission of Complex Crises Fund

Posted by Mark Hackett on May 14th, 2018

We are deeply concerned about the inclusion of the Complex Crises Fund (CCF) in the White House rescissions package (Rescission proposal no. R18-25) dated May 8, 2018.

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: May 3, 2018

Posted by OBS Team on May 3rd, 2018

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. 

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Earlybird Ticket Sales To Good People Good Beer End April 30

Posted by OBS Team on April 24th, 2018

Earlybird ticket sales to our annual beer tasting gala are comign to an end on April 30! Register now!

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State Department Human Rights Report Cites Lack of Progress in Sudan

Posted by Mark Hackett on April 23rd, 2018

The U.S. Department of State's Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2017is now available. The section on Sudan is far from encouraging. 

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Kendra Scott Benefit For Sudan Results

Posted by Audrey Tetzeli on April 19th, 2018

Your results from our one-night partnership with Kendra Scott. 

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The Heart of Nuba Featured On ABC Nightline

Posted by OBS Team on April 12th, 2018

Watch Dr. Tom talk about Sudan and his life's work on ABC. 

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6 Reasons To Get Your Beer Gala Tickets Right Now

Posted by Audrey Tetzeli on April 11th, 2018

June 16, 2018 marks the 6th year for our annual beer tasting event that supports our life-changing education program in Sudan. Here's 6 reasons you should go ahead and get your tickets right now:

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Memphis Representatives Cosponsor HR3030

Posted by Mark Hackett on April 11th, 2018

Both Memphis Representatives have cosponsored important antigenocide legislation! 

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April 2018 Endure Primary School Update

Posted by Mark Hackett on April 2nd, 2018

In 2015, Operation Broken Silence launched the Endure Campaign, an online fundraising movement focused on supporting a school in Yida Refugee Camp. This is an update on how your fundraising and giving is leading to real results on the ground. 

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U.S.-Sudan Policy Update

Posted by Mark Hackett on March 31st, 2018

57 members of Congress pushed back against normalizing relations with Sudan's dictatorship due to little progress being made on the ground.

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March 2018 Heart of Nuba Update

Posted by OBS Team on March 30th, 2018

In October 2016, Operation Broken Silence launched the Heart of Nuba Campaign, an online fundraising movement focused on supporting Mother of Mercy Hospital in the war-torn Nuba Mountains of Sudan. This is a brief update about Dr. Tom, the hospital, and your progress so far. 

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The Heart of Nuba Featured on CNN

Posted by OBS Team on March 29th, 2018

Watch Dr. Tom talk about Sudan and his life's work on CNN.

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: March 29, 2018

Posted by OBS Team on March 29th, 2018

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. 

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How To Fundraise On Facebook

Posted by Audrey Tetzeli on March 26th, 2018

Get all the deets on how you can fundraise to empower the Sudanese people on Facebook.

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: March 22, 2018

Posted by OBS Team on March 22nd, 2018

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. 

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50% Of Earlybird Beer Gala Tickets Claimed

Posted by Audrey Tetzeli on March 21st, 2018

The 6th annual Good People | Good Beer is Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 8:00PM. Tickets are going fast!

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Thanks For Supporting S.1158

Posted by Mark Hackett on March 20th, 2018

Yesterday we partnered with University of Memphis students to lead a statewide call-in day concerning S.1158.

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: March 15, 2018

Posted by OBS Team on March 15th, 2018

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Stand For Education

Posted by on March 2nd, 2018

A lack of funding for education in Yida Refugee Camp is keeping thousands of children from returning to classrooms. It's time to join together. It's time to Stand For Education.

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: February 22, 2018

Posted by OBS Team on February 22nd, 2018

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Global Fundraising & Giving Update

Posted by Audrey Tetzeli on February 21st, 2018

A few months ago, we announced the arrival of a new feature on our site that allows supporters in 130 countries to donate or fundraise for our programs in their native currency. Here's an update on how it's going. 

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Join The Heart of Nuba Campaign

Posted by OBS Team on February 16th, 2018

Today we announce a new campaign in partnership with the Heart of Nuba film. Learn more and consider joining. 

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February 2018 Endure Classrooms Update

Posted by Mark Hackett on February 5th, 2018

In 2015, Operation Broken Silence launched the Endure Campaign, an online fundraising movement focused on supporting a school in Yida Refugee Camp. This is an update on how your fundraising and giving is leading to real results on the ground. 

Tags: Sudan, news, get involved,
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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: February 1, 2018

Posted by OBS Team on February 1st, 2018

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Meet Us At The #DownlineSummit

Posted by Audrey Tetzeli on January 30th, 2018

Coming to the 2018 Downline Summit in Memphis, TN? Swing by our table to meet us!

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: January 25, 2018

Posted by OBS Team on January 25th, 2018

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Thanks For Fundraising In 2017

Posted by Mark Hackett on January 10th, 2018

Thank you so much for fundraising for the Sudanese people in 2017! 

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Thanks For Making 2017 An Amazing Year

Posted by Audrey Tetzeli on January 9th, 2018

Thank you so much for supporting our work in 2017! Here are a few highlights from the year, as well as how you can get involved in 2018!

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The Renewal 2018

Posted by Mark Hackett on January 5th, 2018

Thank you so much for empowering the Sudanese people alongside of us in 2017! Here's whats coming down the pipe in 2018 and how you can increase your impact. 

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2017: Year In Review

Posted by OBS Team on December 27th, 2017

What a year this has been. Get an early look at what you accomplished, see what's coming down the pipe in 2018, and get involved these last few days of the year. 

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Last Chance To Give in 2017

Posted by Audrey Tetzeli on December 26th, 2017

There's only a few days left of 2017 to give towards empowering the Sudanese people! Whether you are giving because you care or for tax purposes or both, now is the time to make your gift. Just make sure your gifts are made by 11:59PM on December 31!

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Yida Documentary Film Update

Posted by Mark Hackett on December 20th, 2017

We know it's a been a while since we've given you an update on our next documentary film. Here's some news!

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: December 1, 2017

Posted by OBS Team on December 1st, 2017

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Giving Tuesday 2017 Results

Posted by Audrey Tetzeli on November 29th, 2017

You brought the magic this #GivingTuesday! Here are your results.

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Welcome To #GivingTuesday 2017!

Posted by Audrey Tetzeli on November 28th, 2017

Tuesday, Novemeber 28 is hands down one of the best days of the year to make a donation to our lifesaving programs in Sudan. Why? Because we put 100% of your gift towards the primary school we support in Yida Refugee Camp! 

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Tomorrow Is #GivingTuesday!

Posted by Audrey Tetzeli on November 27th, 2017

Tomorrow, Novemeber 28 is hands down one of the best days of the year to make a donation to our lifesaving programs in Sudan. Why? Because we put 100% of your gift towards the primary school we support in Yida Refugee Camp! 

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Everything You Need To Know About #GivingTuesday

Posted by on November 21st, 2017

Giving Tuesday is next week! Here's everything you need to know. 

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Building A Global Movement: Our Next Big Step

Posted by Audrey Tetzeli on November 16th, 2017

We've taken another important step forwards in our efforts to empower the Sudanese people through the building of a global movement. Learn more. 

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5 Reasons To Fundraise For Education in Sudan This Holiday Season

Posted by Audrey Tetzeli on October 27th, 2017

November and December are the best months of the year to turn your fundraising commitment into a reality. Here's 5 reasons you should fundraise to empower the people of Sudan this holiday season. 

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Eden's Run 5K 2017 Results

Posted by Audrey Tetzeli on October 26th, 2017

See all the results from the 8th annual Eden's Run 5K!

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UofM Students Lead Statewide EWGAPA Call-In Day

Posted by Audrey Tetzeli on October 19th, 2017

Last week we partnered with a group of University of Memphis students who spent their Fall Break working with nonprofits. 

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: October 12, 2017

Posted by OBS Team on October 12th, 2017

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

Tags: Sudan, news, get involved,
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September 2017 Heart of Nuba Update

Posted by OBS Team on September 26th, 2017

In October 2016, Operation Broken Silence launched the Heart of Nuba Campaign, an online fundraising movement focused on supporting Mother of Mercy Hospital in the war-torn Nuba Mountains of Sudan. This is a brief update about Dr. Tom and your progress so far. 

Tags: Sudan, news, Heart of Nuba, get involved,
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Yida Photo Exhibit Showing At University of Memphis Results

Posted by on September 19th, 2017

Last week, the Yida Photography Exhibit had another public showing! Here are the results. 

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Open Letter to Squire Patton Boggs Firm

Posted by OBS Team on September 18th, 2017

We join 130 Sudanese, scholars, and human rights organizations in calling on Squire Patton Boggs to drop the Government of Sudan from their client list. 

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: September 7, 2017

Posted by on September 7th, 2017

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Happy #901Day!

Posted by OBS Team on September 1st, 2017

Learn more about one of our favorite days of the year

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Experience Yida at the University of Memphis

Posted by on August 30th, 2017

The Yida Photography Exhibit is coming to the University of Memphis from September 11-15, 2017! Learn more and get involved.

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August 2017 Endure Classrooms Update

Posted by Mark Hackett on August 18th, 2017

A brief update from our school in Yida Refugee Camp. 

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: August 17, 2017

Posted by on August 17th, 2017

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: August 3, 2017

Posted by on August 3rd, 2017

Each week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: July 27, 2017

Posted by on July 27th, 2017

Each week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Good People Good Beer 2017 Results

Posted by on July 26th, 2017

Here are your results from Good People Good Beer 2017!

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: July 20, 2017

Posted by on July 20th, 2017

Each week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Weekly News Round From Sudan: July 6, 2017

Posted by on July 6th, 2017

Each week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Sudan Sanctions: Publicly Reported Violations

Posted by OBS Team on June 30th, 2017

On January 13, 2017, the Obama Administration announced that, over the preceding six months, the United States had been on a “comprehensive” five-track engagement plan with the Government of Sudan concerning the lifting of U.S. sanctions. Upon making this announcement, the U.S. Department of State claimed that the Government of Sudan had “made significant progress toward these goals, as well as new commitments." The Obama Administration immediately began a six-month process of lifting comprehensive U.S. sanctions on Sudan, set to end on July 12, 2017. This report highlights the Government of Sudan's severe violations of the sanctions-lifting agreement. 

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3 Ways To Support Refugees This World Refugee Day

Posted by OBS Team on June 20th, 2017

This World Refugee Day, we are bringing you specific ways you can support Sudanese refugees. Learn more.

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What Is the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act?

Posted by OBS Team on June 2nd, 2017

We recently launched a statewide campaign in our home state calling on Senator Corker to cosponsor new antigenocide legislation. Here's answers to your questions. 

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June 2017 Endure Classrooms Update

Posted by Mark Hackett on June 1st, 2017

A brief update from our school in Yida Refugee Camp. 

Tags: Sudan, news, school, Yida, refugee, get involved,
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May 2017 Heart of Nuba Update

Posted by on May 30th, 2017

A brief update on your fundraising efforts for Mother of Mercy Hospital.

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: May 19, 2017

Posted by on May 19th, 2017

Each week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Weekly Sudan News Roundup: May 11, 2017

Posted by on May 11th, 2017

Each week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Yida Photo Exhibit Showing At Redeemer Results

Posted by OBS Team on May 10th, 2017

Last week, the Yida Photography Exhibit had its first public showing. Here are the results. 

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Introducing The Yida Photography Exhibit

Posted by on April 27th, 2017

The Yida Photography Exhibit examines the crisis in Sudan through the lives of those who have escaped. The 313 breathtaking images featured in this traveling exhibit are part of a collection of 4,535 photos taken in Yida Refugee Camp by Operation Broken Silence’s photographers. 

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How To Quickly Personalize Your Fundraising Page

Posted by on April 25th, 2017

Your online fundraising page is your most powerful fundraising tool. In this fundraising resource, we provide you with some tips to help you make your fundraising page an amazing experience for your donors!

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What To Do When Team Members Aren't Fundraising

Posted by on April 22nd, 2017

One of the most common issues fundraising team leaders run into is having a handful of fundraisers who start fundraising pages and then don't fundraise. In this fundraising resource, we provide some guidance on how to best overcome this issue. 

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Weekly Sudan News Roundup: April 13, 2017

Posted by OBS Team on April 13th, 2017

Each week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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4 Reasons To Get Your Good People Good Beer Tickets Now

Posted by on April 12th, 2017

July 15 we will come together and raise our glasses to the people of Sudan. You won't want to miss out. 

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Watch Live: Lantos Commission Hearing on Sudan

Posted by OBS Team on April 4th, 2017

Tune in today at 1:30PM ET for a Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission hearing on the recent easing of sanctions on Sudan and its effect on human rights.

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April 2017 Endure Classrooms Update

Posted by OBS Team on April 4th, 2017

A brief update on how your fundraising and donations are supporting education efforts in Yida Refugee Camp. 

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Weekly Sudan News Roundup: March 31, 2017

Posted by on March 31st, 2017

Each week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Confusion Remains Concerning Easing of Sudan Sanctions

Posted by Mark Hackett on March 30th, 2017

Months after the Obama Administration announced a process to begin lifting U.S. sanctions on Sudan, skepticism and confusion continues to grow.

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March 2017 Relief Mission

Posted by OBS Team on March 29th, 2017

In March 2017, your donations were used to help bring over 22,000Ibs of Corn Soya Blend nutritive supplement to Nuba refugees in great need in Uganda. Learn more. 

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Go Behind The Yida Photography Exhibit

Posted by OBS Team on March 27th, 2017

The Yida Photography Exhibit wasn't made overnight. It took thousands of travel miles, endless camera clicks, and the help of carpenters, graphic designers, companies, and donors to pull it off. 

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A Memphis Photographer Meets His Exhibit

Posted by OBS Team on March 21st, 2017

Jacob Geyer is one of the brilliant photographers behind the Yida Photography Exhibit. Right before we began putting the exhibit together, Jake was in a car accident that broke his pelvis and put him temporarily in wheelchair. Last week he got to see his work for the first time. 

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Besieged: A 360° experience in Sudan’s Nuba Moutains

Posted by on March 20th, 2017

This 360ºfilm project was a collaboration between local Nuban organisations and foreign media.

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Yida Photo Exhibit Showing At Jay Holcomb Center Results

Posted by Mark Hackett on March 20th, 2017

Last week, the Yida Photography Exhibit was at our offices in Memphis, TN for the first private showing! Here are the results.

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Weekly Sudan News Roundup: March 10, 2017

Posted by on March 10th, 2017

Each week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Weekly Sudan News Roundup: March 2, 2017

Posted by OBS Team on March 2nd, 2017

Each week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Yida Photo Exhibit Showing At First Evangelical Church Results

Posted by Mark Hackett on February 28th, 2017

Last week, the Yida Photography Exhibit was at First Evangelical Church in Memphis, TN for the first public showing! Here are the results:

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Recurring Donor Update

Posted by on February 5th, 2017

This Spring we will be rolling out major updates to Civilian Protector, our recurring donor program. Here's what you need to know!

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Weekly Sudan News Roundup: February 2, 2017

Posted by OBS Team on February 2nd, 2017

Each week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Memphis, We Belong Here

Posted by on February 2nd, 2017

Our Recruitment Director's thoughts on the march for refugees and immigrants last night here in Memphis, TN. 

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3 Ways To Support Sudanese Refugees

Posted by OBS Team on January 28th, 2017

The rights of refugees are under attack due to the Trump Administration's refugee ban. Here's what you can do about it.

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Decision To Lift Sudan Sanctions Is Premature

Posted by Mark Hackett on January 15th, 2017

The surprise decision by the Obama administration to lift Sudan sanctions is neither based in the reality of the situation on the ground nor the historical context of how the Sudanese dictatorship operates. 

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A Look Back On 2016

Posted by OBS Team on December 29th, 2016

2016 was a hard year for the Sudanese, but change in Sudan is still inevitable. 

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Our Last Story of 2016

Posted by Mark Hackett on December 26th, 2016

As 2016 comes to an end, we bring you a brief update that we've all been waiting for.

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The Best Way To Celebrate Christmas

Posted by OBS Team on December 25th, 2016

As hundreds of millions of people around the world celebrate Christmas, remember and stand with those who are not allowed to express the hope found in this special holiday. 

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Weekly Sudan News Roundup: December 15

Posted by OBS Team on December 15th, 2016

Each week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Weekly Sudan News Roundup: December 8

Posted by OBS Team on December 8th, 2016

Each week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

Tags: Sudan, news, update, get involved,
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Giving Tuesday 2016 Results

Posted by on November 30th, 2016

You brought the magic this #GivingTuesday! Here are your results.

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Watch #GivingTuesday Livestreams

Posted by on November 29th, 2016

Miss one of our #GivingTuesday live-streams today? Watch them here. 

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Today Is #GivingTuesday

Posted by on November 29th, 2016

Today, Novemeber 29 is hands down one of the best days of the year to make a donation to our lifesaving programs in Sudan. Why? Because all transaction fees for online giving are waived and we put 100% of your gift towards our storytelling, education, advocacy, and relief programs! Learn more. 

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#GivingTuesday Is Tomorrow!

Posted by on November 28th, 2016

Tuesday, Novemeber 29 is hands down one of the best days of the year to make a donation to our lifesaving programs in Sudan. Why? Because all transaction fees for online giving are waived and we put 100% of your gift towards our storytelling, education, advocacy, and relief programs! Here's how you can get involved tomorrow. 

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Weekly Sudan News Roundup: November 25

Posted by OBS Team on November 25th, 2016

Each week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Weekly Sudan News Roundup: November 17

Posted by OBS Team on November 17th, 2016

Each week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Chipotle Fundraiser Night 2016 Results

Posted by on October 26th, 2016

You raised $785.50 in 4 hours! Here are your full results. 

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Yida Photography Exhibit Campaign Completed!

Posted by on October 23rd, 2016

Here are the results for the Yida photo Exhibit crowdfunding campaign!

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Eden's Run 5K 2016 Results

Posted by on October 22nd, 2016

See all the results from the 7th annual Eden's Run 5K!

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Eden's Run 5K Race Day Instructions

Posted by OBS Team on October 20th, 2016

Here's everything you need to know for this year's race day!

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Eden's Run 5K Is 7 Days Away!

Posted by OBS Team on October 15th, 2016

Time is running out to register for Eden's Run 5K! Learn more about this special run and sign up today.

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New Report Cites Chemical Weapons Attacks In Darfur

Posted by OBS Team on September 29th, 2016

Amnesty International says that children are among more than 200 people estimated to have been killed by Sudanese government chemical weapon attacks in Darfur.

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Yida Photography Exhibit Campaign Update

Posted by OBS Team on September 27th, 2016

You're making tremedous progress on the crowdfunding campaign for a brand new photography exhibit about Sudan. Learn more.

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Eden's Run 5K is 4 Weeks Away!

Posted by OBS Team on September 24th, 2016

Our annual 5K fundraiser is back for its 7th year and will be the biggest one yet! Register today. 

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Hope In The Darkness

Posted by OBS Team on September 11th, 2016

Read the story behind a recent photo from Yida Refugee Camp, South Sudan.

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Happy World Photo Day!

Posted by OBS Team on August 19th, 2016

World Photo Day is an international photography event on August 19th that celebrates the passion for photography in our communities.

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Video: Collapsed Sudan Peace Talks

Posted by OBS Team on August 17th, 2016

Watch a short video about the recent collapsed peace talks in Sudan. 

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U.S. Government Responds To Arrests And Intimidation of Darfuris

Posted by OBS Team on August 15th, 2016

The United States is gravely concerned about the Sudanese government’s ongoing detention of at least 15 Darfuri individuals, including one Sudanese national employee of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID).

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Latest OCHA Sudan Humanitarian Bulletin

Posted by OBS Team on August 14th, 2016

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) cites conflict in Jebel Marra, Darfur as primary reason for uptick in forced displacements this year. And more. 

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#Celebrate5

Posted by OBS Team on August 10th, 2016

5 years ago, we started Operation Broken Silence with one end goal in mind: to close our doors one day because our friends in Sudan don't need our help anymore.  

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Tomorrow Is Our 5th Birthday

Posted by OBS Team on August 9th, 2016

Tomorrow, we're celebrating our 5th birthday! Here's how you can join!

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Oppression Of Sudanese Christians Continues

Posted by OBS Team on August 5th, 2016

With another church set to be demolished in Sudan, it is clear the oppression of Christians in Sudan is only going to intensify. 

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5 Reasons To Register Early For Eden's Run 5K

Posted by OBS Team on August 3rd, 2016

Our annual 5K fundraiser is back for its 7th year and will be the biggest one yet! Here's 5 reasons why you should be a pro and register early. 

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The Church Burnings At Yida

Posted by OBS Team on July 31st, 2016

In the early morning hours of January 16, 2016, three churches in Yida Refugee Camp were torched. Over six months later, it is still unclear exactly why this crime was committed and who was behind it.

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Watch: Katie Barber & Mark Hackett On Live At 9

Posted by OBS Team on July 18th, 2016

Ooperation Broken Silence photographer Katie Barber and Executive Director Mark Hackett were recently interviews on News Channel 3 Live At 9. Watch the interview here. 

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4 Reasons To Attend Good People Good Beer

Posted by OBS Team on July 14th, 2016

Our annual beer tasting fundraiser has drawn more attention than the past 3 years combined. We've gotten a lot of questions about the event and our work, so we're summing up our answers in this blogpost!

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Introducing The Yida Photography Exhibit

Posted by OBS Team on July 3rd, 2016

We know that for people to respond to the crisis in Sudan, they first need to see what is happening on the ground there. Introducing our most unique project to date that will introduce more people to the crisis in Sudan. 

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The U.N. Is Abandoning Nuba Refugees ... Again

Posted by Mark Hackett on June 30th, 2016

Today, June 30, 2016 marks another ill-conceived effort by the United Nations to close Yida Refugee Camp. Learn more. 

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Life Goes On In Yida Refugee Camp

Posted by OBS Team on June 23rd, 2016

Read the story behind a recent photo from Yida Refugee Camp, South Sudan.

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Progress Is Overlooked In Sudan

Posted by OBS Team on June 16th, 2016

Read the story behind a photo about saved lives. 

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June 2016 Endure Campaign Update

Posted by OBS Team on June 14th, 2016

A brief update on the fundraising campaign for our educational program. 

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Human Rights Abuses In Sudan: April 2016

Posted by OBS Team on June 11th, 2016

During the month of April 2016, SUDO (UK)’s network of human rights monitors have reported and verified 98 incidents of human rights abuses across Sudan involving 12 Sudanese states. A further five reports were also submitted concerning three instances of ethnic violence, killing 18 militia members on all sides, a report on the arrival of approximately 236 families displaced from the fighting in Jebel Marra to three IDP Camps situated in Marshang locality, South Darfur, as well as the appalling humanitarian conditions faced by South Sudanese refugees in East Darfur.

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#Storytellers Campaign Deadline is April 15

Posted by OBS Team on April 2nd, 2016

The crowdfunding campaign for our next documentary film expires on April 15! We're only a few thousand dollars away from our goal. Learn more. 

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#Storytellers Campaign Reaches $30,000 Raised

Posted by OBS Team on March 11th, 2016

Our biggest campaign of 2016 just passed $30,000 raised thanks to our awesome supporters! Learn more.

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#Storytellers Campaign Reaches 50% Of Goal

Posted by OBS Team on March 3rd, 2016

Our biggest campaign of 2016 has already reached 50% of its goal thaks to our awesome supporters! Learn more.

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What Is the Genocide & Atrocities Prevention Act?

Posted by OBS Team on February 25th, 2016

We recently launched a statewide campaign in our home state calling on Senators Corker and Alexander to cosponsor new antigenocide legislation. Here's answers to your questions. 

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Today is International Holocaust Remembrance

Posted by OBS Team on January 27th, 2016

The United Nations General Assembly designated January 27—the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau—as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this annual day of commemoration, the UN urges every member state to honor the victims of the Nazi era and to develop educational programs to help prevent future genocides.

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5 Reasons To Join #Storytellers

Posted by OBS Team on January 17th, 2016

On January 5, 2016 we launched our big campaign of 2016: #Storytellers. Here's 5 reasons you should join it. 

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Today Is #GivingTuesday!

Posted by OBS Team on December 1st, 2015

Tuesday, December 1 is #GivingTuesday! All transaction fees for online donations are waived and 100% of what you give goes straight to our programs! Give generously today!

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Why Sudan Fundraising?

Posted by Mark Hackett on October 29th, 2015

We're pretty different from most other nonprofits that focus on Sudan. We have lots of good reasons to be. Here's a few. 

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