Archive for September, 2014

Just to be aware

Dear Friends for Life

Human-trafficking-modern-slaveryHumanTrafSJust read an article about sex trafficking happening in our backyard in Free Malaysia Today News. 56% of trafficking cases occur in Asia and 161 countries are guilty of being involved in this illicit activity. Sex trafficking – one type of human trafficking – introduces a form of modern day slavery which exploits mostly women and children, but also includes men and boys. Continue reading

War Is Irrational

war(1)Dear Friends for Life:   “War is irrational; its only plan is to bring destruction: it seeks to grow by destroying,” Pope Francis states. “Greed, intolerance, the lust for power. These motives underlie the decision to go to war… Even today perhaps one can speak of a third war, one fought piecemeal, with crimes, massacres and destruction and these plotters of terrorism, these schemers of conflicts, just like arms dealers, have engraved in their hearts, ‘What does it matter to me?’Continue reading

Families Torn Apart

Dear Friends for Life,   While many of us live in the comfort of safety, our Yazidi brothers and sisters in Iraq continue to face starvation, lack of water, and threats to their safety. Fleeing from Mt. Sinjar, hundreds and thousands search for safety today in Iraq’s northern regions. Continue reading

Violence Against Children

abuse-child-violenceDear Friends for Life,   Violence against children is universal. A recent study reports the violence is so prevalent and deeply ingrained in our societies that it is often unseen and accepted as the norm. The fact is that this it exists all around us, right here in our own society. Continue reading