“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” George Orwell

Friday, July 25, 2008

Statement about slavery

My daughter Amy and her friend Heather, are working in Africa this Summer. They are teaching English, doing community development among other things. They have a blog called 2 to Africa which is mostly a lot of fun. However, Amy put up the following which I think bears repeating in a variety of venues even though it is not directly related to issues of disability. Very sobering. Unfortunately, reports are that there are more slaves today than at any time in history. May God empower us to do what we can to make the quote below a reality.


Last weekend we travelled to the central region to visit the oldest and biggest slave castle in all of sub-saharan africa. It was amazing to see. There was an awesome quote on the wall I memorized.

"In everlasting memory of the anguish of our ancestors. May those who died rest in peace. May those who return find their roots. May humanity never again perpetrate such injustice against humanity.

We the living vow to uphold this."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Amy is so young and already so accomplished. We are praying for her work in Africa. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading and listening to the stories coming out of the mission fields this summer. We missed Gary and Elizabeth last Sunday because Andrew was sick but I watched the service on the internet Sunday night.
Glad that both of you made it home safe.