Christian Solidarity Worldwide, 7 May 2019
Last Tuesday was Children’s Day in Mexico. As part of our Faith and a Future campaign, we brought Alma to Mexico City to share her story. Alma, like so many, has missed out on her education because of religious discrimination.
Alma met with government and embassy officials and even attended a special breakfast with the Mexican President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
During a very emotional meeting, Tania Ramírez Hernández, of the National Council to Prevent Discrimination told Alma: “We owe you an apology, this country owes you an apology… We have certainly failed in the process, but we are here to protect you, so that your trajectory in life is what you want it to be.”
Please join us in praying that the meetings, which were the first of their kind to tackle this issue in Mexico, would be an important first step towards ensuring that no child misses out on a fair education because of their faith.