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To Stop a Warlord
To Stop a Warlord: My Story of Justice, Grace, and the Fight for Peace | Shannon Sedgwick Davis
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One womans inspiring true story of an unlikely alliance to stop the atrocities of a warlord, proving that there is no limit to what we can do, even in the face of unspeakable injustice and impossible odds This compelling and inspiring book beautifully moves each of us to take action to help the most vulnerable among us.Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu Late one night in the summer of 2010, Shannon Sedgwick Davis, a lawyer, human rights advocate, and Texas mom to two young boys, first met a Ugandan general to discuss an unconventional plan to stop Joseph Kony, a murderous warlord whod terrorized communities in four countries across Central and East Africa. For twenty-five years, Kony and his Lords Resistance Army had killed over a hundred thousand people, displaced millions, and abducted tens of thousands of children, forcing them to become child soldiers. After Sedgwick Davis met with survivors and community leaders, aid workers and lawmakers, it was clear that the current international systems were failing to protect the most vulnerable. Guided by the strength of her beliefs and convictions, Sedgwick Davis knew she had to help other parents to have the same right she hadto go to sleep each night knowing that their children were safe. But Sedgwick Davis had no roadmap for how to stop a violent armed group. She would soon step far outside the bounds of traditional philanthropy and activism and partner her human rights organization, the Bridgeway Foundation, with a South African private military contractor and a specialized unit within the Ugandan army. The experience would bring her to question everything she had previously believed about her role as a humanitarian, about the meaning of justice, and about the very nature of good and evil. In To Stop a Warlord, Shannon Sedgwick Davis tells the story, for the first time, of the unprecedented collaboration she helped build with the aim of finally ending Joseph Konys warand the unforgettable journey on an unexpected path to peace. A powerful memoir that reads like a thriller, this is a story that asks us just how hard we would fight for what we believe in. 100 percent of the authors net proceeds from this book will go to organizations seeking justice and protection for civilians in conflict zones. This is an extraordinary memoir by an extraordinary leaderits impossible to read without feeling moved to do more to help those with less.Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take
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No words. The story I‘m sure will speak for itself.

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I met the author today and heard her speak. Her stories are amazing and she‘s an amazing person.

Totally small world, I came home to tell my husband about it and he knows her husband, our sons are the same age in Boy Scouts together, and my husband has even met her not realizing she was “famous.”

Crazeedi That's a very cool story! Isnt life amazing! 3mo
Bookzombie Wow, this sounds amazing. It‘s great that you got to meet her. 🙂 3mo
Texreader @Crazeedi @bookzombie I was also amazed that Desmond Tutu recommended her book, calling her “Sister Shannon.” Can you imagine?? 3mo
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I get to hear this local hero speak on Thursday. I‘m looking forward to it. Hope they have her book for sale there.