Thursday, 19 June 2014

News From the Bible Society of Egypt

Another update from Here..., sent by a friend who keeps me updated.
How encouraging it is to hear from Christians in the Middle East who are relatively secure and passionate about sharing their faith. Still, we in North America can say nothing about feeling, "persecuted" compared to these brothers and sisters.

I thank God that the military in Egypt overthrew the Muslim Brotherhood government there, despite the fact that it had been, "elected." Otherwise we could very well have had another Libya, or Iraq, or Syria, or Iran, or, soon to come, Afghanistan - very dangerous for anyone, let alone Christians, to live.

Keep praying for them.

Take Care

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

#YesAllWomen - Creating Awareness™?

From here...

Read the whole thing, but here are a couple of things I see worthy of special note.

First, this graph, illustrating the relative danger of violence against women by, "Intimate partners" according to household composition.

Note that the safest situation, by far, for a woman is within a traditional marriage. Note also that by far the most dangerous situation is to be a single mother, probably either with a boyfriend or live-in partner. Of course, this cannot be discussed.

The second item I find of note is the map at the top of the story, a time-lapse image showing the geography of #YesAllWomen tweets. The vast majority of tweets come from the most privileged areas of the world, where women probably have the most rights, yet where I would say the sense of societal entitlement (not just women) is also the greatest.

There are solutions to a great many of the world's problems, but, as the saying goes, "There are none so blind as those who will not see."  The two most straightforward, and I believe most effective can be found here...

Take Care

h/t my friend @CatholicJosh