I would like to suggest that families pause to reflect on two real life heroes who remind us what values are worth living and, if necessary dying for.
For over seven decades, on Yom Hashoah- Holocaust Remembrance Day, people pause to reflect on the mass murder of 6,000,000 Jews, a genocide conceived, organized and executed by Hitler’s Third Reich.
Dying Christians in the Middle East don’t need more talk; they need action.
How best can we honor persecuted women on International Women’s Day? I recommend we take a multi-pronged approach.
Throughout the Middle East and North Africa today, Christianity is under attack.
Instead of celebrating his birthday with his wife Naghmeh, and their two young children – Jacob and Rebekkah – at their home in Idaho, Pastor Saeed is once again marking another birthday – separated from his family – in a prison cell in Iran.
On Holocaust Remembrance Day, just seven decades after my parents barely survived Europe’s human slaughterhouse, Jews again are common targets – whether in a kosher grocery in Paris, a Jewish museum in Brussels, a tourist resort in Argentina or in graves across Europe.
This week, my grandmother, a Holocaust survivor, travelled from Israel to attend the United Nation’s tenth annual Holocaust Commemoration.
Religious persecution is all too common in many parts of the world. And religious persecution targeting Christians is on the rise.
On this Feast of Stephen, spare a thought not only for the leftovers in the fridge, but for the driven, kidnapped, enslaved, raped, tortured and murdered Christians our sloth and scorn have left to a hell on earth.