PRAISE FOR 26 JANUARY 2020
Monday, January 27th, 2020 - 30 minutes
Holocaust Memorial Day invites us to stop and reflect upon the millions of people murdered in the Nazi holocaust, and the genocides in later years in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. On PRAISE this week, through listening to the stories of holocaust survivors, we are made to realise that genocide does not happen suddenly - it grows steadily when regimes deliberately fracture society by marginalising certain groups. But these tactics can be challenged by individuals standing together with their neighbours and speaking out against oppression. There is nothing more compelling that survivors telling their own story. There's also an interesting story from Gemma Simmonds CJ - a nun who recently spent time in Jerusalem, and found a man with an exceptional attitude to peace-making.