From LutheranChik and a good reminder for us all...
Today bloggers around the globe are joining to educate readers and advocate on behalf of the world's refugees.
According to Amnesty International, there are approximately 14.2 million refugees worldwide, and an additional 24.5 displaced persons. Most refugees are in African and Asian countries.
What can you do? Organizations like Amnesty work to pressure governments into abiding by the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights, to fight the factors that create refugees in the first place and to ensure that refugees are treated with decency and dignity. You can read about Amnesty's work with refugees here . You can also support denominational aid agencies and other aid agencies that help refugees -- to see what Lutherans are doing in this regard, go to the Lutheran Immigration Relief Service website.
And, of course, bloggers out there can do what we love to do -- blog. Feel free to borrow my graphic.
As a child I remember coming home from school and when I asked my mom what she did that day she would sometimes respond "Oh I wrote the king of Egypt or some president of a country. When I would ask why she would explain that someone innocent was in prision and she was writing to help convince the government to let them go. I always remembered that and am glad that I can take this small step today to help people too. Even if my blog is unlikely to be read by any kings or presidents today.