Monday, July 28, 2014

To Meriam Ibrahim from a fellow African woman

A glowing letter and tribute to Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman who was jailed for refusing to deny her Christian faith and her marriage to a Christian man. Because her father was a Muslim, Ibrahim was required to follow in his faith; however that father had abandoned the family years ago and Meriam was raised as a Christian by her mother.

She is indeed a brave woman, one we could all emulate. 

Read the letter; it is well worth it. 
On behalf of all African women, I thank you Meriam Ibrahim, for showing the world the indomitable courage that is at the core of authentic femininity. I say this because your pain and persecution were tied so firmly to your femininity. And so your triumph was a most powerful witness to life, to motherhood, to marriage, to love and to faith.

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