The rebel group in Uganda known as the Lords Resistance Army has abducted children--boys and girls--to serve as soldiers and to provide sexual services. Torn from their families in the dead of night and forced to carry out terrible acts, including murdering family members and other children, they bear terrifying scars on their bodies, minds, and souls.
Fr. Dunson lets their stories be heard, often in their own voices, telling of their hurts and needs, but also of their hopes for the future. His text, accompanied by powerful photographs, also reflects on the presence of evil in the world and the need for healing.
Donald H. Dunson, a priest from the diocese of Cleveland, is a professor or moral theology at Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology in Wickliffe, Ohio. He is author of No Room at the Table: Earths Most Vulnerable Children.