It’s time to wage war

It’s time to wage war

She was a 23-year-old Physical Therapy student who, with a male friend, boarded a bus in Delhi in December 2012.

Six men locked the door, and savagely raped her for hours, and assaulted her with a metal rod.

They dumped her (and the friend) naked in the street and, after bravely fighting for her life, she died.

Every fibre of my being screamed NO! So high profile is this case, it was reported that several legal

companies refused to defend the men involved, and so the world watches and waits for justice as India deals with this evil deed.

It’s time to wage war Of course, our hearts and prayers are with the victim’s family, but what of the six men?

How does our faith cause us to respond to those who cry ‘Crucify!’? Across India, people are responding in massive protests to say, ‘Enough is enough.’

In India, a woman is raped every 22 minutes, and few see justice. Globally,

It’s time to wage war a staggering 7 out of 10 women will be physically or sexually abused in their lifetime.

It’s 2013, and the brutal, venal, global war on women must stop. We can start by drawing the line in India,

but sexual abuse and violence are not India’s problem alone.

Admittedly, their suffering was self-imposed, but suffering is suffering, pain is pain – self-imposed or not.

To assist this context, it is important to remember that the pre- and post-exile narratives were put together as an attempt not only to make theological sense of the history of oppressed people,

but to articulate the response of God in the face of oppression and suffering. How God responds to human suffering is an immense question.

As for the Hebrews,

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