This week's prayer reminders for persons of different faiths around the world.
Continued prayers for the Muslim-Buddhist hostilities in Myanmar
Tunisia was the country where the first of the Arab Spring uprisings occurred in January 2011, when the former dictator was driven out. But the country has continued to struggle with democracy. This past week, an opposition leader was assassinated in Tunis. The second political assassination in that country in 2013. Prayers for Tunisia, as well as the ongoing transition in Egypt. http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/07/25/tunisias-opposition-leader-assassinated-as-political-turmoil-returns-to-birthplace-of-arab-spring/
This coming Saturday is the Muslim holiday of Lailat al-Qadar, the holiest night of Ramadan. On this day, Allah began to send the words of the Holy Qur’an to humankind through the Prophet Muhummad. http://www.islam.abouttravelingtheworld.com/islamic-holidays/laylat-al-qadr/
There have been many cases of viral fever in India because of recent heavy rains. http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/cases-of-viral-fever-on-rise-in-krishna-district/article4960052.ece
And in other world news, an Israeli cabinet minister announced that U.S.-sponsored negotations for peace with the Palestinians might begin this coming week. http://news.yahoo.com/israeli-minister-sees-possible-palestine-talks-july-30-095138041.html;_ylt=A2KJ2UgIL_NRtygAVqvQtDMD%20%20target=
One of my Facebook friends pointed out that today is the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice. Prayers for the divisions and hostility that continue there, and for veterans of that conflict.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/26/korea-war-armistice-anniversary_n_3658241.html Religiosity in South Korea is primarily Buddhist and Christian, while in the officially atheist North, religion is Muism and Cheondoism and small percentages of Buddhism and Christianity.