Supporting progress and human rights

With such an uncertain future facing Afghanistan, is there anything we can do to uphold human rights and find peace for all involved? This is the question I’ve been asking as the country enters a new phase following the withdrawal of foreign troops, and emails continue to flow into my inbox asking for prayers for former fellow graduate students and their families seeking refuge.

Over and over I’ve found encouragement in the biblical assurance that we can face difficult things and yet stand firm. Why? Because God, good, is present to guide: “We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair” (II Corinthians 4:8). Even where circumstances look bleak, we have authority to find God—who “commanded the light to shine out of darkness” and “hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us” (II Corinthians 4:6, 7).

The divine rights of men, women, and children can't be trampled on. They are above person, party, ideology, creed, or dogma.

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