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Syria … and The Congo, Egypt, etc.

Family members Analysis Council is not a international plan business, nor are American armed forces or diplomatic affairs in the leading tier of FRC’s bank of issues. However, we treatment deeply about international injustice, violence against the innocent, and the persecution of professing Christians in so several regions of the globe. In mild of the President’s remarks previous evening about the brutality of the Assad regime against its personal men and women, it is value noting that what has taken place in Syria is by no signifies exclusive, in phrases of evil or forex, in our fallen world:

The Congo: “Conflict and humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo have taken the lives of five.four million individuals because 1998 and keep on to leave as a lot of as forty five,000 dead every single month, according to a main Intercontinental Rescue Committee research.”

Egypt: “The Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters have began forcing the approximately fifteen,000 Christian Copts of Dalga village in Egypt to spend a jizya tax as indicated in Koran 9:29, creator and translator Raymond Ibrahim noted on Sunday. Jizya is the cash, or tribute, ‘that conquered non-Muslims traditionally had to pay to their Islamic overlords “with willing submission and while feeling them selves subdued” to safeguard their existence,’ Mr. Ibrahim explained.”

North Korea: “Up to twenty,000 North Korean jail camp inmates … of Camp No 22, a single of Kim Jong-un’s most brutal labour camps, have disappeared according to a human rights team … There are fears that up to 20,000 may have been permitted to die of condition or hunger in the operate-up to the closure of the camp at the end of very last yr. The suspicion has emerged from a freshly-launched report by the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) detailing the scenario in penal colonies as Kim Jong-un consolidated his electrical power soon after having in excess of as leader from his father, Kim Jong-il who died in 2011.” Resource: The Telegraph

Uganda: “For over two many years, the Govt of Uganda engaged in an armed conflict with the Lord’s Resistance Military (LRA) in northern Uganda that led to the internal displacement of more than two,000,000 Ugandans from their homes … The users of the Lord’s Resistance Army employed brutal strategies in northern Uganda, which includes mutilating, abducting, and forcing individuals into sexual servitude and forcing a big variety of children and youth in Uganda, approximated by the Survey for War Impacted Youth to be above sixty six,000, to battle as component of the rebel force.” Resource: GovTrack

These are only 4 illustrations. We cannot but be moved by the horror of the use of chemical weapons in Syria, but we should not are unsuccessful to understand that great evil is completed on an ongoing basis by terrorists, despots, and other brutes during the world.

That’s why so a lot of Evangelical and Catholic ministries are reaching out to these in dire require in troubled places. FRC is a member of the Evangelical Council for Fiscal Accountability, whose “Servant Match” site can connect you with mercy ministries qualified toward the victims of violence and persecution. Catholic Relief Solutions functions to “assist impoverished and deprived people overseas, operating in the spirit of Catholic social teaching to advertise the sacredness of human daily life and the dignity of the human person.”

What ever situation one holds on U.S. army intervention in Syria, all of us can pray for victims of oppression and violence in that tortured land and in other countries in similar scenarios, and prayerfully spouse with ministries that are actively helping them.


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