Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Friends New Underground Railroad

Picture found here.
There has been so much tragic news lately, with wars and planes crashing or being shot down, and so much more. It is easy to let the news get you down, but it's important to "remember the helpers", as Mr. Rogers would say.

One shining light that I learned about recently are the American Quakers (the Religious Society of Friends) and the "Friends New Underground Railroad", which is helping LGBT Ugandans to reach safety. You can read about their amazing work in this Newsweek article. What an inspirational effort!

I have always loved and admired the Friends/Quakers, and this just reinforces my feelings.