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Among some tribes in the Omo River Valley in southwestern Ethiopia
certain children are considered Mingi (Impure, Ritually polluted)

Reasons for being declared Mingi are:
Being born out of wedlock.
Being the result of an unplanned pregnancy.
Being born a twin.
Being born with a cleft lip or palate.
Being born with some sort of deformity or imperfection.
Having one's genitals injured in some way.
Having ones teeth develop in the upper jaw before the lower jaw.
Chipping a tooth during childhood.

Children declared Mingi are considered cursed by the spirits.

It is believed that if allowed to live a Mingi child will bring misfortune to the community.

Children declared Mingi are either abandoned to die or killed outright.

Mingi children are either drowned, starved, or, in the case of infants,
have dirt stuffed in their mouths so that they choke to death.

Please, please pray that this evil practice stop!
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:iconpowerpuffobsessed:
PowerpuffObsessed Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018
Aaaa this is absolutely terrible! Being a twin even? That's a GOOD thing, you get double the kiddies <3
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:iconvt2000:
vt2000 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
that is horrible! Why did they want to have a family in the first place?
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illcitvirus115 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Another bitter truth of dabbling in spirituality.
Paranoid and genocidal actions like these CANNOT stand.
The power of prayer is next to nothing to what actual human time and effort can do to make change. Protest this injustice by any means.
Write your congressmen, donate to humane charities, spread the word!
The secular authorities MUST be notified of this depravity.
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Mr-Pink-Rose Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2018
Sounds like these people are trying to destroy their own future without even knowing it.  There's hardly any child that's born perfect, and they should know it.

Don't worry, I've made a journal sharing this fact--> Pray for an end to Mingi!Here's a vital message given to me by SeekHim

Please pray for an end to this evil genocidal practice!
After all, children are people too...Mingi or otherwise!
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OnlyTheGhosts Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2018
I think that I understand why this concept came about. It's probably due to desperate survival requirements, any failings or misfortune being perceived as a potential risk that a tribe living on the edge can't afford. Then the worries about features which aren't an actual risk get piled onto the same concept. They exaggerate the fears.
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:iconwildgirl91:
WildGirl91 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Are they idiots??
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AlvaAnada1 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO NO NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Those poor kids never even get learn anything! I think I'm about to cry! What can we do? WE NEED A JUGDE!








I have to go get my air bag before I hypervinalate…………….. Ok I'm good know
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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Check this link out
omochildethiopia.org/#our-miss…

And spread the word if you can

GOD bless and thank you for caring
John 3:16
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AlvaAnada1 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll see what I can do...…. If I don't scream while I'm asleep
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LizzyChrome Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
My god.... that's disgusting. Are there groups out there trying to save these kids and get them adopted into decent homes, or something? 
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SeekHim Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
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:iconlizzychrome:
LizzyChrome Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank god. 
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PokemonSoldier Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Not surprising given that Albino African children are killed because either, A) Their body parts are seen as good luck and are thus used in voodoo, or B) Are bad luck/are evil and need to be destroyed.

Also, Ethiopia is actually majority Christian and very devout. Except they are part of the typical African religious groups that take things to the extent that we forget what religion they are in the first place.
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ImSooINTHEPARTY Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2018  Student General Artist
Oh Lord, my prayers go out to these children... Pray 
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:iconabsolutezeroi1y895y9:
Well, this certainly is a horrid practice. Normally I support various cultures and stand against cultural destruction, but this is just barbarism.
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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for caring. Spread the word if you can.
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:iconoptimusv42:
OptimusV42 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
My goodness!!!

This is terrible.
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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Spread the word if you can
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:iconoptimusv42:
OptimusV42 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Roger that!
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:iconmegaadair:
Megaadair Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2018
A completely unacceptable act. Completely devoid of reason. 
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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Spread the word if you can
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missblanketburrito Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2018
Amen. I will pray for the "Mingi" tonight.
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Lazy-Coyote-Burrito Featured By Owner May 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Appalling. No child should have to live this way! Sharing now, to try and make a difference for these poor kids.
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SeekHim Featured By Owner May 29, 2018  Hobbyist Writer

Thank you for caring. :)

If you repost it anywhere be sure to include this link.
It has info and ways to help.

omochild.org/about-us/mission/

GOD bless
John 3:16

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Nikolaj Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you know wether there's been any change since 2012?
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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
The Karo officially banned the practice in 2012
About 50,000 individuals secretly continue to practice it in other Omo communities.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mingi

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DBrentOGara Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Shared the omo movie on FB, it's the only social media I use.
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DBrentOGara Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure thing!
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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for caring. :)
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DBrentOGara Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I try. :nod:
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Tamuril2 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2018  Hobbyist
Oh my! That's horrible. I will pray for all of them (and their parents). 
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SeekHim Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2018  Hobbyist Writer

Spread the word if you can.

If you repost it anywhere be sure to include this link.
It has info and ways to help.

omochild.org/about-us/mission/


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Tamuril2 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2018  Hobbyist
Ok
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:iconjosgonzalez:
josgonzalez Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2018
Oh yeah i heard of this practice
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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2018  Hobbyist Writer

Spread the word if you can.

If you repost it anywhere be sure to include this link.
It has info and ways to help.

omochild.org/about-us/mission/

GOD bless
John 3:16

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thejimmyjames Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
This is entirely horrid. That someone could even entertain the idea of doing that to a child is disgusting.

also, the website seems to have closed and has pointed to... 
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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the tip off and thank you for caring. :)

GOD bless
John 3:16
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thejimmyjames Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
It doesn’t appear that the link got in 
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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Looks like the old link got switched to this.
omochildmovie.com/
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DRY-Designs Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
God help the outcasts...
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AntoniusOfAstora Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2017
Even as a pagan myself, that pisses me off.
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:iconwisky-08:
Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017
I will spread the word 
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:iconhannahkyong:
hannaHKyong Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017   Digital Artist
Praying 😭
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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for caring. :)

GOD bless
John 3:16
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Lovli323 Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Student General Artist
I will put this in my journal. God bless you.
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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for caring. :)

GOD bless
John 3:16
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:iconlovli323:
Lovli323 Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Student General Artist
I'm glad to raise awareness.
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