Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sad to Read This

Some of you know that Peru is a nation that God has placed on my heart for a whole lot of reasons, and I tend to follow any international news headlines that come up from Peru fairly closely.

There was an article that I came across in the BBC news today that made me sad on several levels.  On the level of someone who cares about the rights of indigenous people, and on the level of someone who prays for the country of Peru, and on the level of someone who cares in increasing amounts about environmental destruction and sees the refusal of the Peruvian president to sign this bill into law as an open door for destruction of the Peruvian amazon, clothed in the guise of "development."

Peru Leader Rejects Indigenous Land Rights Law