The terrible events of the genocide in Rwanda in 1994 led to the deaths of some 800,000 and left behind many widows and orphans.
“Injustice occurs when power is misused to take from others what God has given them, namely, their life, dignity, liberty or the fruits of their love and labour.” Gary Haugen, Good News about Injustice
“I saw the tears of the oppressed and they have no comforter; power was on the side of their oppressors.” Ecclesiastes 4:1
“Why does the wicked man revile God? Why does he say to himself, ‘He won’t call me to account.’ But you, O God, do see trouble and grief; you consider it to take it in hand. The victim commits himself to you; you are the helper of the fatherless.” Psalm 10:13-14
“For the Lord is righteous, he loves justice.” Psalm 11:7
“He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8
“You hear, O Lord, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry defending the fatherless and the oppressed, in order that man, who is of the earth, may terrify no more.” Psalm 10:17-18
“The traumas and loss still need to be faced and dealt with. Like my father, I believe that it is only at the cross that these deep psychic wounds can be healed.” Meg Guillebaud