getting political [because i can]

Aung San Suu Kyi was arrested and imprisoned yesterday by the Burmese military regime… oddly, just a couple of weeks short of the date set for the lifting of her house detention. I know, the surprise is overwhelming.

It seemed for a while, a few years ago, that the centrepiece of worship services or youth programs with the theme of justice was the playing of U2’s song ‘Walk On’ and a talk about Aung San Suu Kyi as a role model… inspiring young people to choose lives that make a difference.

Wouldn’t it be brilliant if the people who attended those programs or worship, and the churches that hosted them [and even just the people like me who designed them] sent an email to the Burmese government today to say enough. It might not change the mind of the Burmese Government, but without a doubt it’s worth a try. And I get the feeling that to not act in situations like this somehow diminishes us a little…

[and if nothing else, writing emails and letters says to those that we urge to walk the way of justice through worship and youth programs, that we’ll have their back if they end up getting in trouble…]