What Can We Do?

“What can we do?”

That’s the question I and so many others have been asking these last couple weeks.

As two temples, which have withstood the centuries, were blown up. As Daesh continues rampaging through the Middle East, unopposed by the Western powers; torturing and murdering people and setting up rape camps, turning children into monsters who behead people for the cameras. As refugees flood into Europe and are turned away. As drowned babies wash up on beaches.

This is the stuff of nightmares, and it’s so easy to feel powerless in the face of it.

And that’s the lie they’re trying to convince us of. And we must resist it with everything we have.

We can pray. We can work magic. We can write letters to our officials. We can go out into the streets and protest. And we can give money to help groups that are trying to make a difference.

I’ve done some research and these groups look pretty good to me:

http://www.moas.eu

https://www.mercycorps.org/donate/syria

http://donate.unhcr.org/international/syria

http://www.pri.org/stories/2015-09-03/5-groups-doing-important-work-help-refugees-you-may-not-have-heard

To help encourage folks to donate I’d like to make the following offer:

* If you give $5-25 I’ll send you your choice of up to five prayer cards. (One card per $5.)
* If you give $25-50 I’ll perform a setting of lights for you.
* If you give $75-100 you’ll receive a divination session with up to three questions answered.
* And for donations of $100 or more you get all of the above.

All you have to do is show me proof of your donation to claim your reward; no money will pass through my hands.

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Posted on September 7, 2015, in community, palmyra, Polytheism and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. If I may, I’d also like to add that people may donate to the ASOR Syrian Heritage Initiative, which documents damage and assesses risk to important sites in the Near East, and works to preserve, and plan future preservation projects for, Near Eastern sites. http://www.asor-syrianheritage.org/donate/

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