Several organizations are keeping an eye on the number of Christians in Afghanistan, and what they are facing. While many are believed to have fled the city for more rural areas, or even to nearby countries like Pakistan and Iran, others are trapped,
Three former presidents and first ladies have joined with religious leaders, faith-based refugee resettlement agencies and others to support a new national organization with the goal of making it easier to help Afghan evacuees arriving in the United States.
GOP Texas Representative Mike McCaul asserted that President Joe Biden has "blood on his hands" for the 13 service members killed in the recent Kabul airport attack and the countless Americans left behind in Afghanistan following the U.S. withdrawal from the region.
Politics alone cannot nation-build. Certain ideas about human nature, derived from Christianity, have played an essential role in Western culture. Biblical concepts about the image of God and original sin enabled thinkers to craft a style of government that saw both citizens and the state as dignified and liable to corruption. Without these principles, the democratic project simply cannot endure, as demonstrated by our failed attempts at nation-building around the world.
What’s happening in Afghanistan sends shivers down my spine and — I’m sure — yours, too. But I want to ask you: is the horrific suffering in Afghanistan affecting the way you live your life? Or is your life just carrying on as normal? Because none of us should be acting “normal” while our brothers and sisters in Afghanistan wait in dread for the Taliban to appear at our doorstep. You and I have a crucial role, one that should disrupt our “normal” lives: we need to be on our knees in prayer.