..."It's unbearable. Our wives have grown bitter and cry all day. The abduction of our children and the news of them being married off is like hearing of the return of the slave trade," said Yakubu Ubalala, whose 17- and 18-year-old daughters Kulu and Maimuna are among the disappeared. The parents are planning a mass rally on Saturday to lobby the government for official updates rather than having to rely on reports from local people..."
Bridget Mary's Response:
This moral outrage and violation of human rights challenges religious and civil leaders and governments to take action for justice and equality for girls and women throughout the world. God is always on the side of the oppressed. The full equality of women and girls as equal images of God is the voice of God in our times. Let us pray for the rescue of these girls and as St. Catherine of Siena advised when faced with injustice, "Cry out as if you had a million voices, she urges. It is silence which kills the world. Proclaim the truth and do not be silent through fear.”Bridget Mary Meehan, www.arcwp.org