When we talk about human trafficking, we immediately think of poor people from developing countries being deceived and sold to cities or other countries to be slave or sexually exploited. However, human trafficking victims also exist in developed country, like Japan.
In March 2017 the United Nations Human Rights Council resolved to urgently dispatch an international mission to Burma to investigate alleged recent human rights violations against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State. Aung San Suu Kyi has rejected the proposed UN inquiry.
[4th Week “Micah Sunday” Prayer]
“When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor. You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet: all flocks and herds, and the animals of the wild, the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas.” (Psalm 8:3-8)
Dear God, you are our creator and the owner of all things. You tasked us to manage your creation according to your rules and laws, tending to and mending the earth and all living things.
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Cecil (obscured), a Myanmar youth whose life was surrounded by war, landmines, human trafficking, and slavery before she was 9, was physically scarred for life. Fortunately, they did not strip her of her hope and will in surviving.
“We used to think about being doctors or teachers. Now all we think about is how to feed our families. We’re carrying a heavy load on our shoulders. It’s beyond our age.” A 17-year-old Syrian refugee in Turkey said.
The recent strong series of earthquakes affecting vast areas in Myanmar, Japan, and Ecuador have raised global concerns.