The world’s attention has been focused on the abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls in Nigeria. The kidnapping gained widespread recognition with the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls. This specific tragedy is just one example of the kinds of abductions and human trafficking that is endemic in parts of the world. Last week, Stephen Colbert interviewed Rosemary Nyirumbe, a nun from Uganda who provides refuge and assistance to women and girls who are victims of such exploitation. Sr. Rosemary talks about the importance of being present in a situation — even if we live halfway around the world. Share this video with young adults and talk about ways we can be in solidarity with those experience tragedy:

  • What is your response when a tragedy like the kidnapping of the schoolgirls in Nigeria happens in another part of the world?
  • What are ways you can express your concern and hope in a situation like this? How do you feel called to respond?
  • One way we can always respond to a tragedy like this is with prayer. Take a few minutes to write or simply spontaneously pray for the kidnapped schoolgirls in Nigeria. #BringBackOurGirls.