Posted: November 2015
If, like us and Amnesty International, you dislike inequality, injustice and inhumane treatment of people, whoever they are, you can do your bit to help. A card, a letter or a facebook message can encourage a Burmese student by helping to persuade the authorities to release her and other peaceful student protesters. Her case is summarised below. Then click the links for guidance and what to say, where to send it and how.
Phyoe Phyoe Aung is secretary-general of the All Burma Federation Student Union, one of the largest student unions in Burma. She and more than 100 student protesters were charged with a range of criminal offences after speaking out against Burma's new National Education Law. Many of the activists face sentences of more than nine years' imprisonment. Despite what appears to be a systematic clampdown on the student movement, there is reason to believe that the authorities can be pressured into releasing Phyoe Phyoe Aung and the others.
Click here for Amnesty's one page case notes and guidelines.
Click here for Amnesty International's Frequently Asked Questions.
Click here for a Progress report on last year's Write for Rights campaign.
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
Tomorrow, 7th June, is Trinity Sunday. In his live-streamed service from the minister, our minister Richard will preach on the Holy Spirit as Comforter, Advocate and Counsellor.As usual, the service can be accessed by clicking the Streaming button at the top right of this website's home page. By scrolling down you can also access our other recent services.The words of the hymns will be...
Arthur concludes this theme on 'The armour of God' with verses 17-20 from Ephesians, chapter 6:17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people. 19 Pray also for me, that whenever I...
Reproduced from the Circuit magazine, July — September 2020. Click here for the magazine.It is very strange composing this piece in these uncertain times. By the time you read it things could be the same, restrictions may have been eased or sadly the lockdown may have become more severe. In the midst of these tempestuous times church life goes on. Firstly, I want to...