Bono Asks, “Why Isn’t Africa on the Convention agendas?”

Bono’s back, ready to attend both the Democratic and the Republican conventions, asking why in the world the Africa crisis is not listed as a subject for discussion at either one.

Here’s his Boston Globe editorial.

I hope he knows better than to carry any copies of the new album with him if he DOES go the conventions…

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Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.

  • Bryan Zug

    Funny — your link is to my hometown paper — the San Bernardino County Sun — and it also quotes a friend of mine, Barry taylor, who used to be a rhodie for AC/DC — not kidding

  • amcorrea

    Congrats, Jeffrey!

    (Yes, I’m still alive… Feel free to come visit!

  • Matt

    In a way, it’s likely that the President will address Africa. He’s already dealt with funding for AIDS in previous SOTU addresses. This time around, he’ll likely comment on the Sudan genocide (the genocide that the UN isn’t stopping). Likewise, rooting out terrorists and Islamic radicals in Algeria, Sudan, Nigeria, Kenya, Libya, etc etc. will go a long way in stablizing the region, making it possible to do the humanitarian work that Bono rightly struggles to achieve.