Peace Action Matters and the NAACP held a screening of “Pray the Devil Back to Hell” this past week, which chronicles the remarkable story of the Liberian women who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their country.
Thousands of women of all ages,, both Christian and Muslim came together to pray for peace and then staged a silent protest outside of the Presidential Palace. The women were armed only with white T-shirts and the courage of their convictions as they demanded a resolution to the country’s civil war. Their actions were a critical element in bringing about a agreement during a series of stalled peace talks.
Their story is one of sacrifice, unity and transcendence. “Pray the Devil Back to Hell” honours the strength and perseverance of women and especially that of the phenomenal women of Liberia. It truly is a compelling testimony of how grassroots activism can alter the history of nations. A must watch, particularly when so many nations in this time are going through such hardships. There is alight at the end of the tunnel.