This year's Olympics, which begin August 8th, have been clouded in environmental & political controversy. So, I was pleased to find this story from Ecumenical News International:
Hanover (ENI). A German church has far exceeded its initial
expectations in distributing more than 200 000 black bracelets intended as a
symbolic protest against human rights abuses in China during the Olympic Games
in Beijing. "It shows that people want to stand up for others and show what they
believe in," said Bishop Margot Kässmann of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of
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The Church doesn't take a stand enough on this like this. I applaud Bishop Kassmann for this one.