Saving People, Killing Silence

30 Jan 2018

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” This powerful quote is attributable to Martin Luther King Jr. who popularized it during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Digging deeper, however, it can be traced to the abolitionist, Unitarian Minister, Theodore Parker, an activist who fought against slavery in the 19th century in the United States*. Eritrea does find itself in this moral conundrum that has gone for a quarter of a century now. Therefore, echoing such a quote to highlight the importance of social and political activism that must continue until the system in Eritrea changes for the better is our collective imperative from which we cannot afford to shy away.