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A prayer for safety for the children of the world

July 8, 2011

[The Christian Science Monitor –] By Jeremy Carper

Children everywhere have the right to a safe and happy childhood. Yet, as a recent Monitor article points out (“Are Pakistan’s Taliban using children as weapons?” June 22), this right is not observed in many parts of the world. From child soldiers in some of Africa’s wars, to their forced participation in suicide missions in the Middle East, to sex trafficking in Asia and the Americas, and child abuse in general everywhere, it would seem that the innocency of childhood itself is under assault. The heart yearns to free these children, but the enormousness of the task seems daunting…. Read story»

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