There is a crisis going on Tibet. The numbers are not important. Numbers only give precedence to what everyone already knows is the inhumanity and oppression the Chinese are imposing on the Tibetans. Even the Dalai Lama admits that he cannot and will not stop the violence. I want to talk about this here because it is not getting much mainstream media attention in lieu of Iraq and the presidential elections. The protests started when Buddhists monks who want a separate state for began peaceful protests that led to violence in much of Tibet and the surrounding regions.
Over at Khanya he talks about some of the connections between Tibet and Kosovo. While they are totally different situations, Steve does note that both of those nations dealt with separatist movements. If you want China’s side of the story, and an interesting commentary on how Christians should we respond to culture, visit musings. The Olympic games are going to be held in China soon–a symbol of the world’s unity amidst disunity in their own nation. Should the United States visit a country that is in the midst of oppression and violence, or should the United States ban it? I know there is not much Christians can do, but should Christians support the Olympics by silence, or speak out against the crisis until a solution is found?