Bearing witness: Genocide and our refusal to do anything about it

While political candidates snipe at each other (while one is determined to build walls around our country) and we Christians argue about “who is greater,” there are compelling moral issues at hand.

God is in your typewriter

Young displaced Iraqis wait for food distribution at a camp on the outskirts of Erbil. <i>Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin for the US Holocaust Memorial Museum</i> Young displaced Iraqis wait for food distribution at a camp on the outskirts of Erbil. Photo by: Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin for the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.

When you are in a room talking about genocide, your world seems so small. I have been writing for a wonderful Christian paper, The Good News Florida for some time now, and it never ceases to amaze me when I look around at the place or person I have been assigned to cover. Sometimes the assignments seem monumental to me, mostly because I am a more verbose and often times complicated and poetic writer, and journalism requires more simplicity and grace. But assignment after assignment, the Lord has opened my eyes to the world around me. The Lord has shown me why my writing is important. And on days like today, I can only look up to the heavens and say, Father, I don’t know how…

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