by Bill Quigley, Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace
Remember the 20 children who died in Newtown, Connecticut.
Remember the 35 children who died in Gaza this month from Israeli bombardments.
Remember the 168 children who have been killed by U.S. drone attacks in Pakistan since 2006.
Remember the 231 children killed in Afghanistan in the first 6 months of this year.
Remember the 400 other children in the U.S. under the age of 15 who die from gunshot wounds each year.
Remember the 921 children killed by U.S. air strikes against insurgents in Iraq.
Remember the 1,770 U.S. children who die each year from child abuse and maltreatment.
Remember the 16,000 children who die each day around the world from hunger.
These tragedies must end.
Bill Quigley is a human rights lawyer who teaches law at Loyola University New Orleans and works with the Center for Constitutional Rights. He is a Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace. A version of this article with sources is available. You can contact Bill at email@example.com.
3 thoughts on “REFLECTION: Remember the children”
Thank you for the post! It is a stark reminder of innocent and obscure… from our media of the many whose lives are taken by violence.
Yes let’s remember all the children of the world killed, abused and or who have died because they have no food to eat. thank you for the thought.
Thank you Bill , my thoughts, after the tears for the Connecticut babies, and their parents, was the child victims of the U.S.A. drones, But your notes put it ALL in perspective- How LONG, how LONG- before we start to act like adults and listen to our consciences?– or will the slaughter of the innocents continue?