Chuck Colson

We?re also told that a ?survey? of U.S. diplomatic posts near North Korea reveals that most in the region would oppose U.S.-funded assistance to refugees ?at this time.? But the entire point of the North Korea Human Rights Act is to move beyond what is being done ?at this time.? In any case, it is premature to presume that governments in the region?many of which are cooperating with South Korea?would refuse to cooperate with workable proposals from the United States.

And whether they agree or not, the United States must move forward, helping people?including many Christians?who are being tortured and killed by the North Korean government.

Sixty years ago, the Allies threw open the doors to Nazi-run camps?and were horrified by what they found. Today, Auschwitz is a reality once again?in North Korea. And this time, we cannot claim we don?t know what?s going on in these camps. The only question is: What are we going to do about it?

As Christians, we believe all humans are created in the image of God, which is why Christians have always been the strongest champions of human rights. Please visit our website,, and learn more about this issue. Then I want you to call, write, or e-mail the Secretary of State.

When referring to Auschwitz, the Jews say, ?Never again.? Well, ?never again? is happening today, and it is to our shame if we don?t do everything humanly possible to stop it.

For further reading and information:

Today?s BreakPoint offer: Information on North Korea?North Korea fact sheet and Ideas for College Campus Awareness Campaigns (from the North Korea Freedom Coalition).

Visit this page on the State Department website to learn how to contact Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Support John Bolton, champion of human rights and religious freedom, as UN Ambassador.

Learn more about what the Wilberforce Forum did during North Korea Freedom Week.

Christopher Hitchens, ?Worse than 1984: North Korea, slave state,? Slate, 2 May 2005.

See BreakPoint?s issues and research page on North Korea.

Kate Harris, ?Rescue the Perishing, Care for the Dying: The Justice We Must Pursue,? BreakPoint WorldView, January/February 2004.

Kristin Wright, ?A Foothold in the Regions of Misery: Human Rights in North Korea,? BreakPoint Online, 9 January 2003.

BreakPoint Commentary No. 050113, ??Acts of God? and Acts of Man: Turning Away.?

Stand Today is an organization dedicated to speaking out on behalf of persecuted Christians worldwide.

Chuck Colson

Chuck Colson was the Chief Counsel for Richard Nixon and served time in prison for Watergate-related charges. In 1976, Colson founded Prison Fellowship Ministries, which, in collaboration with churches of all confessions and denominations, has become the world's largest outreach to prisoners, ex-prisoners, crime victims, and their families.
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