Friday, March 09, 2007

Sobering Realities

This gentleman came and spoke to our students last night.

He is also the subject of an interview here.

Learn more here.

The image is one of several that can be found here.


Carol said...

The article in the first link has me in tears. Too painful to read more right now. Thank you for sharing this important message and information.

Presbyterian Gal said...

Linky, linky if I may.

Quotidian Grace said...

oh my. When will we hear more about this and less about Anna Nicole and Britney ?

Jodie said...

Thanks for posting this GG,

It makes me ill, but it needs to get out there.

I once asked God why he lets things like this happen. I could swear I heard Him reply "I asked you first".

I don't have an answer for Him.


emmapeelDallas said...

There was a story on NPR this week about a Kuwaiti diplomat and his wife keeping 3 Indian women as slaves...and I know a man, an ophthalmic surgeon, who has a friend, a fellow ophthalmic surgeon, who bought a house in Brazil, where the authorities look the other way at his bringing in young women for his pleasure...this is a HUGE problem that the United States has yet to address...I am so glad you poste this.

jodie said...

I went to see "Amazing Grace" last night, and kept thinking of Simon Deng the whole time.


Virginia said...

In a discussion with some animal communicators once, the topic came up about how human use animals (research etc.). One person had asked the animals how they feel about all that humans do to them. I shall always remember the answer that came back:

"Forget about what humans do to pther animals. Look at what humans do to humans."

It has always struck me that until humanity can actually act humane to each other no other balances (ie how we treat nature and the environment) can ever be realistically changed.



Prairie Pastor said...

Thank you for this post. While it is painful to read, we need to hear about it, to have the images imprinted on our brains as long as it takes in order that we will move en masse to do something significant about it. Peace and blessings.

May I link to your blog?

LutheranChik said...

I'm saddened by the fact that in so many of our churches we are so preoccupied by relatively trivial issues that the plight of slaves and victims of genocide barely get a mention in our weekly Prayers of the Church, if at all. Thanks for give me a "morning metanoia moment," and reminding me that I have a voice with which to advocate, in various ways, for the enslaved and persecuted.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this. It raised my awareness a lot, and I hope it will do the same for others.

Sally said...

more prayers- thank you for this- we must be aware of these situations