By Ruth Limkin Sometimes it seems there’s so many issues in the world, with so little time to learn about them. We know that there’s more than meets the eye, and that relying on mainstream media soundbites and headlines rarely makes for a well informed view. For many of us, the arrival of ‘boat people’ – better referred to as asylum seekers – is one … Continue reading The biggest problem with boat people
By Ruth Limkin It’s disturbing for so many reasons. In a report out of Pakistan, in the Express Tribune, we read: On Tuesday morning, Arif Mubashir called his teenage daughters to his room and shot them while the rest of the family, including their mother, watched. His wife Musarrat called the police after the incident. Mubashir shot the girls after their brother said two of … Continue reading Who defends the daughters?
By Ruth Limkin We should make today count. We should use our resources and our freedom to help someone today… to speak for freedom… to wipe a tear… to give to those less fortunate… to share a smile. If you’re a woman, you should do this even more so when you reflect on where you live, and when you remember that if you lived in … Continue reading Why we should make today count
By Ruth Limkin Much of the world celebrated a win for democracy when Egypt’s dictator was recently removed. This article in The Australian may make us reconsider the celebration. It starts… TWELVE Christian were murdered in Egypt. Two hundred and thirty-two people wounded. The death toll will surely rise as victims succumb to their injuries. And that’s just in the past few days. In the same time … Continue reading Never mind the killing
By Ruth Limkin It’s increasingly dangerous to be a Christian in Pakistan. In this article from the UK’s Daily Mail we read: Two prominent Pakistani politicians have been murdered this year for their campaign to change blasphemy laws that make it a capital offence to insult Islam. Critics say the laws are widely misused to persecute Christians or settle scores in the mostly Muslim country. Human rights … Continue reading A dangerous faith
By Ruth Limkin I recently heard something that Hitler said, and I cannot escape it. I’ve reflected on it several times even today. It’s this….. “What luck for rulers that men do not think.” – Adolf Hitler. We are each given a portion of time, energy and influence with which to make a difference to those around us. We all have the opportunity to exercise … Continue reading What I learnt from Hitler
By Ruth Limkin My heart was heavy as I read of the death of a 21 year old Australian soldier in Afghanistan. Our nation owes a debt of gratitude to this young man, Jamie Larcombe, and we offer our deepest condolences to his parents, sister and girlfriend, as well as to his regiment. There will be tears in Afghanistan tonight, and also in Australia. Equally, … Continue reading Tears in Afghanistan