Anti-Christian Violence Not Just In Egypt…

Short video detailing ethno-religious “cleansing” in Syria as well.

Excluding Israel, whose Christian population has tripled in recent years, Christians are being targeted around the entire Middle East.

Even if you’re an atheist, this should disturb you. NO ONE should be targeted for their faith (or lack thereof).

Ever.

Advertisements

Plight Of Egypt’s Copts Being Ignored…

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/08/29/3594441/plight-of-egypts-copts-being-ignored.html

The AJC is becoming one of my favorite organizations.

In this piece, Brian Siegal of the AJC discusses what so many others haven’t: the plight of Egypt’s Coptic Christians.

Please read.  You’ll learn a lot in a little time.

Once again, thank you to the AJC for its moral clarity on this issue.

Epidemic Of Sexual Violence In Egypt

Please take about five minutes to watch this video. Created by Human Rights Watch, it gives you an in-depth view of just what it’s like to be a woman walking Egypt’s streets.

The heckling, touching, and, increasingly, rape of women (by more than one man) is becoming an epidemic.

Tragically, though not surprisingly, the men who perpetrate these crimes blame the victim (the way she walks, talks, dresses, etc.).

It must stop, and it can’t if no one knows it’s happening.

Again, just a few moments of your time. Feel free to spread the word.

No one deserves to be treated this way. Women aren’t chattel. They should be able to dress as they wish, walk as they wish, and move freely from place to place without fear of being gang raped.

It is a human right.

Al Nour Wal Amal (The Light & The Hope)–How Blind Egyptian Women Thrive

One of my favorite Egyptian associations.

This nonprofit gives blind Egyptian women, among other things, the opportunity to travel the world playing fine music (surely a gift to those able to listen, too).  They’re taught how to live independently, read, and infinitely more.

Warms the heart.

Just wanted y’all to know.  Sometimes we get so caught up in everything that’s wrong with that region.  It’s nice, every now and then, to focus on what works.