Photo: SBS News Australia
Welcome to We Are the World Blogfest #WATWB for October. Please visit other posts too, especially our generous co-hosts Shilpa Garg, Sylvia McGrath, Mary Giese,Guilie Castillo and Belinda Witzenhausen.
I was reluctant to post this story at first, as it contains religious and political themes. We do not, in any way, wish to see Christians and Muslims as opposing each other. Nor to politicise the plight of refugees. Even more deeply this is a humanitarian issue on schooling for refugees. It is also about ancient cultures and their languages continuing to enhance other cultures. That opportunity is worth celebrating. Assyrians have been fleeing to new lands to start again. One of those places is to a school in Sydney Australia. Click here to read the SBS news coverage.
We traveled with our language and our culture,
To settle in a new land,
To add our voice among the many,
As we lend our hand.
As part of a body of a people
To make the peopled spectre grand.
We find a voice and a lesson
Within the school surrounds,
To celebrate our culture,
In a language that just resounds.
Simon C.J. Falk 27 October 2017
Would you like to join this #WATWB Blogfest?
Once again, here are the guidelines for #WATWB:
1. Keep your post to Below 500 words, as much as possible.
2. Link to a human news story on your blog, one that shows love, humanity, and brotherhood. Paste in an excerpt and tell us why it touched you. The Link is important, because it actually makes us look through news to find the positive ones to post.
3. No story is too big or small, as long as it Goes Beyond religion and politics, into the core of humanity.
4. Place the WE ARE THE WORLD badge or banner on your Post and your Sidebar. Some of you have already done so, this is just a gentle reminder for the others.
Tweets, Facebook shares, Pins, Instagram, G+ shares using the #WATWB hashtag through the month most welcome. We’ll try and follow and share all those who post on the #WATWB hashtag, and we encourage you to do the same.Have your followers click Here to enter their link and join us! Bigger the #WATWB group each month, more the joy!