Thursday, February 01, 2007

Myanmar: The Other Killing Field

Click on the link above for a link to Of Two Minds post that raises awareness of a genocide that is taking place against the Karen minority in Myanmar (aka Burma). I have to admit that I was not aware of this until Charles Smith told me about it. It definitely sounds like something about which there needs to be a raised awareness. The links he provides seem to document the crisis very well. There is even a video from the Washington Post on November 10, 2006.

According to the UN Report, urgent measures are needed to stop the human rights violations. Some reports that are cited even allege that disease in Eastern Myanmar is so rampant that it rivals anything found in the worst parts of Africa.

Human Rights Watch has an entire section on Burma.

This is another place in the world, besides Darfur, that needs the world's attention to end the human suffering that is taking place.

From the Book of Common Prayer:

Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?


I will, with God’s help.

May all people -- of all faiths -- apply this principle.

Find the Truth. Do Justice.


Actually, as I was thinking about this post, I realized a later version from the Book of Common Prayer states "respect the dignity of all living things" rather than "every human being." I think that is even more appropriate.

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