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Angel Book of the Month

The Devil Came on Horseback: Bearing Witness to the Genocide in Darfur

— by Brian Steidle and Gretchen Steidle Wallace The Devil Came on Horseback: Bearing Witness to the Genocide in Darfur

Former U.S. Marine Steidle was part of an unarmed team sent to Darfur, Sudan, by the African Union to monitor compliance with a cease-fire agreement between rebel groups. Armed with a camera and notebook, Steidle chronicled his six-month mission, witnessing the harrowing aftermath of violence and the ongoing genocide. He found himself in the line of fire, was taken hostage, and ultimately morphed into a correspondent as he unburdened himself via e-mails sent home. He recounts the ineffectiveness he felt in his role as observer and his frustration that the international community has done so little to intervene in the massive killing of non-Arab citizens. More than a firsthand account of the horrors of genocide, this is a stirring account of one man's transformation in the face of the inhumanity of senseless death, and the occasional moments of humanity in the midst of violence.

The Devil Came on Horseback is a gripping memoir that bears witness to unmentionable atrocities and urges all of us to take action.

About the Author
Brian Steidle works with his sister, Gretchen Steidle Wallace, founder of Global Grassroots, to raise public awareness about the genocide in Sudan and lobby for international support. They live in New Hampshire and Los Angeles.

Brian Steidle's sister and co-writer was the recipient of his moving emails and letters which forms the basis of his book. Following her brother's lead, Gretchen started Global Grassroots in 2004, a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise awareness of the genocide and to also offer tangible solutions to the people of The Sudan.

Global Grassroots
Conscious Social Change for Women

Global Grassroots

Global Grassroots is a 501(c)(3) non-profit which utilizes ancient consciousness practices, social entrepreneurship training and seed funding to help women victims of conflict and genocide launch their own ideas for social change.

About Global Grassroots

Global Grassroots invests in early-stage social entrepreneurs in poor countries working for women’s well-being. Our mission is to unite, empower and support relief of poor, distressed and underprivileged women worldwide. This is accomplished through four primary strategies:

  1. Delivering EDUCATIONAL TRAINING, integrating both (a) personal transformation work and (b) social entrepreneurship skills to support conscious social change for women;
  2. Identifying and INVESTING in local early-stage social innovators with sustainable and effective ideas;
  3. Establishing a global network of leading social entrepreneurs with ideas benefiting women to understand cross-cutting issues, to collect best practices and spread social innovations worldwide;
  4. Investing in creative communications mechanisms to raise awareness of critical issues facing women worldwide, especially sexual and gender-based violence during conflict;

Our vision is that the challenges of oppression will unite women globally, that the stories of women’s triumphs will inspire others to act, and that ideas benefiting women will enable countless others advance social change.

For more information on Global Grassroots, please click here.

To view information on The Devil on Horseback DVD, please click here.

Past Angel Book of the Month

Jansten's Gift: A True Story of Grief, Rescue, and Grace by Pam Cope with Aimee Molloy

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Angel Project of the Month

Target Target Gives $1 Million
to The Salvation Army

Malaak and Chris Rock Announce Gift at the Opening of The Bushwick Salvation Army Community Center's Newly Transformed Library

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Read about Ken Fredman, web developer and marketing executive in Manhattan.

Angel Interview of the Month

Read about Pam Cope, co-founder of the Touch A Life Foundation, in Dallas, TX.

Angel Organizations of the Month

The Denise Amber Lee Foundation
National Organization of the Month

Coaltion to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers
International Organization of the Month

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Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Greg Mortenson

Angel Website of the Month

FINCA International provides financial services to the world's lowest-income entrepreneurs.

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