With the start of the 2008 Summer Olympics today, I encourage you to make an intentional effort to pray daily for human rights in China.
China was awarded theses Olympic Games with the promise that it would greatly improve human rights in its country. But instead of getting better, things have actually gotten worse.
In the run-up to the Olympics, the Chinese authorities have locked up, put under house arrest and forcibly removed individuals they believe may threaten the image of “stability” and “harmony” they want to present to the world.
“By continuing to persecute and punish those who speak out for human rights, the Chinese authorities have lost sight of the promises they made when they were granted the Games seven years ago,” said Roseann Rife, Asia-Pacific Deputy Director at Amnesty International.
–Amnesty International Report
Would you join me each day of these Summer Olympics in praying for the protection of the human dignity of ever person?