Eritrea: Remember the Forgotten
Stephen McGarveyStephen McGarvey is the Executive Editor of Crosswalk.com and Christianity.com for the Salem Web Network. He is a World Journalism Institute fellow and has previously worked for BreakPoint with Chuck Colson, and the Home School Legal Defense Association. His articles have appeared in several publications including WORLD, The Washington Times, byFaith, BreakPoint WorldView, and the Union Leader (Manchester, NH).
- 2005 Aug 02
Americans are familiar with many human rights problems around the world. The death camps of
Christianity Today reports on the
The Eritrean government—while claiming that it allows freedom of religion—has stepped up its arrests of Christians this year after outlawing independent churches in 2002. Security forces have jailed at least 240 Christians this year.
Many of those arrested are held in metal shipping containers. Sweltering in the daytime and cold at night, the containers have no sanitation. Infectious diseases and diarrhea are common….
Last September the
Last week the New York Times reviewed I Didn’t Do It for You: How the World Betrayed a Small African Nation, a book that seeks to put this small forgotten country back on the map. The review, The Never-Ending Struggle Of a Forgotten Bit of Africa, provides a quite overview of