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Pray for an end of Mingi

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Published: November 18, 2012
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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Skylight22's avatar
Skylight22|Hobbyist General Artist
God please end this madness...
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SeekHim|Hobbyist Writer
Spread the word if you can
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shadowknight77's avatar

Now that's just plain wrong.

Hasn't Ethiopia been through enough crap already.

May the Tao be with them.

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kingdragon01|Hobbyist Photographer
Thats very sad, I'll pray for them.
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SeekHim|Hobbyist Writer
Spread the word if you can
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HolyCross9's avatar
What an utterly Satanic concept, very dreadful! I'll definitely pray for these children. 
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lune-blanche's avatar
lune-blanche|Hobbyist General Artist
That's horrible.
Definitely praying for these children.
Thank you for posting this.
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SeekHim|Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for caring. :)
And spread the word if you can
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lune-blanche|Hobbyist General Artist
I will Huggle! 
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StellarReaches's avatar
I have prayed for an end to this ugly, unjust practice of tagging children "Mingi", and reposted this info here: acrosssthestars.wordpress.com/…

Prayer is good: but if you are moved by the Holy Spirit to act directly, with time or money, do so.

As you protect the innocent, you protect the Lord, and gain greater rewards and honour in this life, as well as the next.
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HttydatAJ|Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness... That is just wrong in so many levels..Poor children.. ;;;^;;; God bless them all, they don't deserve such thing.
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SeekHim|Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for caring.
Spread the word if you can.
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HttydatAJ|Hobbyist General Artist
I might do so.. Those poor kids.. Waaaah! 
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Thedorkydoodle|Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my word. Definitely praying for these children and this community. Hopefully God will help them see the evil of their ways and turn these people to Him. 
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SeekHim|Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for caring. :)
Spread the word if you can
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Dawn2Nightfall|Student Digital Artist
Horrible! I wish I could adopt them all! I'll definitely pray for them! Thanks for bringing this to my attention.
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mx-nt|Student Digital Artist
These people are fucking monsters. Hope these child abusers rot in hell
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Deviator101's avatar
There is a lot of sick stuff out there. Normally I reserve my prayer request work for local and personal stuff but sense you asked I'll include in my prayer requests. 
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SeekHim|Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for caring. :)
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PowerpuffObsessed's avatar
Aaaa this is absolutely terrible! Being a twin even? That's a GOOD thing, you get double the kiddies <3
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vt2000|Hobbyist Artist
that is horrible! Why did they want to have a family in the first place?
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illcitvirus115|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's avatar
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's avatar
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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