Tuesday, June 19, 2007

The Power of Witness

In this video, Peter Gabriel talks about how people can be tortured, raped, and hacked to death, yet have their stories denied, buried and forgotten -

unless they are captured on video.

His program, Witness works to put cameras - and now mobile phones - into the hands of human rights workers around the world so that people can see the truth of what's happening to real people - real men, women and children - across the Globe.

Yet, these terrible injustices are not just occurring in Third World countries.

Life-wrecking abuse and injustice is alive and well in the U.S., in our fields and slaughterhouses.

For instance, in Florida, migrant workers are locked up, cheated out of pay, robbed of their names, stacked 10 to a room. It's modern day slavery in which immigrants have become a 20th century slave class, used and thrown away and scapegoated by business and politicians alike while being labeled as "aliens," "illegals" and "criminals."

Will we continue to turn away from their suffering? Will we be like the apostle who denied Christ? Remember what Christ said: that how we treat the least of our brothers is how we treat Him.

See this video in which Gabriel hopes that, through awareness, we can respond with compassion and reach for the Light.

As Horace Mann wrote:

Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.

What can you do?

1) Contribute what you can to Witness.

2) Don't be afraid to speak up against those who advocate for oppression and apathy.

3) Affirm this world is being transformed through awareness and empathy, compassion and activism, and through bringing the Light of God's Love here, on earth, to right the wrongs.

The problems of the world have a human face. Make it your business to look into it.
Destitute, afflicted, tormented. Hebrews 11:37

To him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is a sin. James 4:17

I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened: But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be equality. 2 Corinthians 8:13, 14

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11 Comments:

At 4/17/2010 8:17 AM, Blogger PierreJ_Goodell said...

It's great!!..........................................

 
At 4/25/2010 2:37 AM, Blogger SydneyJ22985 said...

may the blessing be with you.........................................

 
At 4/30/2010 11:23 PM, Blogger LupeCristoba021774 said...

成功是一把梯子,雙手插在口袋裡是爬不上去的。..................................................

 
At 5/05/2010 11:51 PM, Blogger 東慶天芳 said...

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At 5/11/2010 12:31 AM, Blogger 文君 said...

TAHNKS FOR YOUR SHARING~~~VERY NICE..............................................................

 
At 5/21/2010 7:05 PM, Blogger 韋于倫成 said...

Each to his own. 人各有志,加油! ....................................................

 
At 6/04/2010 7:54 AM, Blogger 健豪 said...

easier said than done. 一起努力吧! ....................................................

 
At 6/07/2010 9:19 PM, Blogger 建銘建銘 said...

A friend to everybody is a friend to nobody...................................................

 
At 7/19/2010 7:23 PM, Blogger 曾法幸 said...

i trust everything will be fine. bless you!............................................................

 
At 2/28/2013 3:34 AM, Blogger Angela Sexen said...

You bring up a great point in a very articulate and clear manner. I, too, have a blog where I pour out my Christian thoughts. Would you m Read more

 
At 2/28/2013 3:40 AM, Blogger Angela Sexen said...

this was a good Blog, it is a matter of who you believed in, well might say to see is to be believe. but for me believe and you will see, that's faith. me neither im not sure about those fossil, but according to the Bible there are giants on the water so maybe it is existed, but then God still created them, means God rule over science.nice postRead more

 

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