Here are three moving Christmas stories to ponder about justice, hope, and peace:
1. A Prisoner’s Christmas by Yuliya Tymosjenko
Yuliya Tymoshenko, twice Prime Minister of Ukraine, and leader of Ukraine’s political opposition, is currently imprisoned in Lukyanivska Prison, Kyiv. She reflects here on the meaning of Christmas as one wrongly imprisoned for her political resistance.
2. Christmas Amidst the Rubbish by Rich Lowry
National Review Editor, Rich Lowry, tells the story of Coptic Christians in Egypt struggling for survival in Cairo’s “Garbage City.” Lowry reflects on how Christmas is about seeing the world from below.
3. Christmas Eve, 1914 – It Started in Ypres by Gabriel Gadfly
Poet Gabriel Gadfry’s poem about one of my favorite Christmas stories—a miraculous truce that occurred Christmas day 1914, in the trenches of World War 1. You can read more about this amazing story on Wikipedia as well.