Knotted Gun sculpture outside UN Headquarters in NYC.
Here, in South Korea, as in every other part of the world, there has been grief and shock over the shootings in Connecticut. The loss of so many young lives in such a vicious act of violence is incomprehensible across languages, religions, and cultures.
After tragedies like this one, which are all too commonplace in the US, people want as much information as possible about the shooter, their family, their upbringing. Any clue at all as to how this could have happened, even though we all know that no answer will ever satisfy us. There is nothing we could discover that would make this ok or comprehensible.
As people across the world ask why – why on earth would someone do this? – in many places people are asking why this young man had access to weapons that could fire 6 bullets per second. (more…)
“How?’ “Why?” “When will this stop?” Today there was another school shooting, this time in Newtown, Connecticut in the USA. Twenty children, aged 5-10, were among the 27 dead. Also today, across the world in Chenpeng, China, there was a knife attack in China that wounded 22 children.
The hearts of our mothers around the world reach out to the parents suffering tonight over the sudden and tragic losses of their children in the USA. Our hands reach around to China to wipe the tears from the children and parents affected by the attack there. We hope they will heal soon.
We can’t take this day away. Although, we wish we could.
World Moms Blog comes together in unity for the safety of the world’s children and to wish to ease the pain of those closest to them tonight. Please join us in prayer, positive energy, wishful thoughts, whatever it is you do. We band together tonight, for we know what it’s like to be a mother, no matter where we are, and we know the loss of a child is too great to suffer alone.