Today is National Adoption Day. There are so many children around the world who need stable, loving homes and there are so many couples who are willing to provide them. Especially in need are "older" children who have been through harrowing experiences in their short lives without parents and without proper care.
"Slavery ended in medieval Europe only because the church extended its sacraments to all slaves and then managed to impose a ban on the enslavement of Christians (and of Jews). Within the context of medieval Europe, that prohibition was effectively a rule of universal abolition. "— Rodney Stark