The Interfaith Youth Activist bloggers pledged to write letters for the Write #4Rights campaign! We will be writing letters weekly and posting them online for you to read (and hopefully inspire you to write), as well as, mailing them out. Join us in writing letters!
In the last few years that my mother lived in Afghanistan, the Taliban were on control. She was forced to quit college, and her education was ended in Afghanistan. When I heard about Malala, it made me think about what also happened to my mother, and how she was forced to do something she did not want to do.
I believe (as many others do) that as youth, we hold the power to transform the world while maintaining its vital, human essence. Many of my friends and classmates do not feel the need to talk about religion, much less moral issues; in fact, my school does not favor the discussion of religion or politics as such ideas are classified as controversial.
It’s not a socially acceptable conversation starter to just walk up to any person you’ve barely ever seen before and say, “Hi! My name is _________. What’s your current position on our involvement in Afghanistan?”