Aisha Walker

Thinking onscreen

Twelve Days of Giving: Unicef


The Christmas story has a dark side. The Wise Men called on King Herod to ask for directions to the birthplace of the new King.  Herod was afraid for his own throne and power  and so he ordered that every boy under the age of two, in the Bethlehem area, should be killed.  This story is remembered in the Coventry Carol but is usually omitted from the readings in carol services.  However, because of this part of the Christmas story, Christmas should be a time to remember children in danger or need. The goal of  Unicef is that all children should have a safe environment, clean water, enough food, health care and education.


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