Syrian Children outside their UNHCR Tent – Refugee Camp in Jordan
Photo Credit: UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) /M. Abu Asaker
We live in a patriarchal world. With relatively few exceptions, our fathers, our men, determine the direction and evolution of our societies. This Father’s Day—with persistent inequality, a permanent state of violence and war, climate mayhem, and escalating destruction of human habitats—I ask: Father, where are you?
Father, where are you when a son goes on a shooting rampage, killing other human beings because he believes he has the right to do so?
Father, where are you when the leaders of our governments send our sons and daughters to fight in illegitimate wars of domination? Continue reading