The movie Blood Diamond has helped to spark awareness about conflict diamonds: diamonds that are often harvested illegally and used to fund ongoing conflicts in places like Cote d’Ivoire and Sierra Leone. This lesson plan, based on a Companion Curriculum on the movie by Amnesty International, includes information about Cote d’Ivoire, conflict diamonds, and the statements of Church leaders on the issue. Activities, discussion questions, and a prayer are also included.
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