Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Charlie and Tea

A Great Compliment to Three Cups of Tea

Charlie Wilson's War is a 2007 biographical drama film based on the true story of Democratic Texas Congressman Charlie Wilson, who conspired with a "bare knuckle attitude" CIA operative named Gust Avrakotos to launch an operation to help the Afghan mujahideen resist and ultimately defeat the Soviet Union's military occupation of the nation.
For movie clips go to http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi3904700697/
For more info on the movie go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Wilson's_War


White Bear Girl aka Sophie Clucker said...

Some things to consider for book club:
1. What goes on without our knowledge....and why is that? poor reporting or our lack of demand for truth?

2. This movie and war happened at or near the same time as Ollie North was selling arms to Iran, what are the differences?

White Bear Girl aka Sophie Clucker said...

A Hymn to support Afghan Refugees
God, how can we comprehend— though we've seen them times before--
Lines of people without end fleeing danger, want, and war?
They seek safety anywhere, hoping for a welcome hand!
Can we know the pain they bear? Help us, Lord, to understand!
You put music in their souls; now they struggle to survive.
You gave each one gifts and goals; now they flee to stay alive.
God of outcasts, may we see how you value everyone,
For each homeless refugee is your daughter or your son.
Lord, your loving knows no bounds; you have conquered death for all.
May we hear beyond our towns to our distant neighbors' call.
Spirit, may our love increase; may we reach to all your earth,
Till your whole world lives in peace; till we see each person's worth.

Biblical Reference: Luke 15:1, Matthew 25:31-46, John 3:16; Colossians 1:20; John 14:26-27.
Text: Copyright (c) by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette, 1999, rev. ed. 2001. All rights reserved.
Copied from "Gifts of Love: New Hymns for Today's Worship" by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette

White Bear Girl aka Sophie Clucker said...

Greg's web pagehttp://www.gregmortenson.com/welcome.php

and his blog