Today we remember more than 2700 Yazidi women, girls & children who remain captive. Most of nearly 7000 Yazidi who fell to captivity became victims of sexual violence. This was part of the genocide to eliminate a people and dehumanize it. The world must not forgot this plight. /1
— Murad Ismael (@murad_ismael) June 19, 2020
Co-workers of those who’ve died have been left to deal not just with grief but a mix of anger, frustration and fear. Health care, after all, is as much a calling as a job for many of them; during a pandemic, learning a colleague or relative is infected or worse means an almost daily reckoning — not just with one’s own mortality, but also with a growing sense of powerlessness.
In the UK, there were nine million attempts to view child pornography websites in April alone, he said. In Denmark, the number of attempts to access child abuse material tripled under lockdown. In Spain, reports of online child sex videos have increased by 20 percent since March, and in Australia, downloading of abusive imagery involving children shot up by 86 percent in the three weeks after their lockdown began March 21.
According to a recent Syracuse University study, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are four times more likely to contract COVID-19, and twice as likely to die from it… as COVID-19 began spreading, families of children with special needs had to decide between keeping their child in a group home and not being allowed to visit or bringing their children home to take on their care.
How can it be acceptable to abort a baby with Down’s Syndrome up to 40 weeks gestation when termination is only legal up to 24 weeks for “normal” babies? Discrimination at it’s most worst. https://t.co/EQZsE7HkIP
— Anne Webster (@AnneWebster_1) June 18, 2020
The identity of a culture, like the identity of an individual, depends on memory. That is, the things we remember tell us who we are. Statues and monuments are physical embodiments of cultural memory. To defile and remove a statue is an attempt to force the society to forget the historical figure embodied by the statue, and what that figure symbolizes. In Washington’s face, it’s American democracy. You cannot get a more iconic symbol of the Republic than Washington.
Think about this for a moment: Rather than permit a tiny hospice to opt out of killing, the British Columbia government would rather that patients who seek traditional hospice care not have access to Delta’s facilities because of stripped resources. No wonder they call it the culture of death.”
To truly value poorer communities, the wealthy, the politically connected, the rich, the elites, (call them what you will), have to view them as places to be respected, not places to be controlled with police, or as pools of talent to be extracted.
“The more deeply a man realizes what God is, the loftier his vision of Christ and His Kingdom, the more keenly will he suffer from the imperfection of the Church. That is the profound sorrow which lives in the souls of all great Christians …” https://t.co/fsA5Pkf3zM
— Gretchen Crowe (@GretchenOSV) June 19, 2020
Modern day slavery affects more than 40 million people worldwide, and the trafficking of human persons is considered among the top three illegal industries… Experts estimate that more people are enslaved today than at any other time in history.”
19. Elise Italiano Ureneck: A three-step plan to become a contemplative-in-action
Today, let’s play “Which personal library would you choose?” pic.twitter.com/aCyzmPejWV
— Into The Forest Dark (@ElliottBlackwe3) June 18, 2020