Half the Sky: Sexual Honor, Violence, and Maternal Health (Jared Wright, Adv Women’s Blog, 6 Nov 2011).
Shockingly high rates of women and girls are killed each year for falling in love or being accused of immodesty, and often there is no proof that they have had sex. “The paradox of honor killings,” the authors note with poignancy, “is that societies with the most rigid moral codes end up sanctioning behavior that is supremely immoral: murder” (82).
Adventist Christianity currently has built in a potentially astounding capability for addressing some of the issues Kristof and WuDunn discuss with our End It Now (http://www.enditnow.org/) campaign and the international work ADRA (http://www.adra.org/) does. Should we make these causes/organizations bigger priorities? If so, how might we do so?