Thursday, September 27, 2007

Prayer for Burma

I thought people might appreciate these prayer points from Christian Solidarity Worldwide:

The release of all who have been detained, including Min Ko Naing and Ko Ko Gyi;

An end to the violent assaults on peaceful demonstrators, and the disbanding of the junta’s civilian proxy organisation the Union Solidarity and Development Association (USDA) which is carrying out many of the attacks;

The release of democracy leader and Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, in her 12th year of house arrest;

An end to the military regime’s attacks on ethnic minorities and the continuing violations of human rights, including the use of rape, forced labour, torture, human minesweepers, the forcible conscription of child soldiers, religious persecution, the destruction of villages, crops and livestock, the displacement of civilians and extra-judicial killings;

Action by the international community, including the British Government. Burma should be addressed as a matter of urgency by the UN Security Council and the European Union, and pressure be put on China, India and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) to use their influence with the regime in Burma;

Meaningful dialogue and true national reconciliation between the regime, the democracy movement and the ethnic nationalities.

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