While watching live footage from Egypt  over the past few weeks, over and over my question has been, so what can I do? As a person of faith, I believe we do not get to turn a blind eye to difficulty, violence, and oppression -- in fact, that is when Christians ought to step towards the pain. As a photographer, I long to be exactly where voices are being silenced. But from my office in the United States, what can I do?
The truth is that we each do our own small part ... to learn and to aid in awareness, to create avenues of engagement, and to be people of reconciliation , peace, and justice. This week I was not able to get on a plane and head to Cairo, but I was able to attend a protest  at the Egyptian Embassy, joining people from around the world wanting to see change. I was able to talk to others working to bring peace to Egypt. I was able to encourage them and help raise their concerns and voices, as they shouted in solidarity with their Egyptian  brothers and sisters, "Democracy, democracy -- let us live in dignity!"
Heather Wilson is associate web developer at Sojourners  and a freelance photographer. She has spent the past 10 years working throughout the U.S., Asia, and the Middle East, doing photography and communications work for developmental non-government organizations. To see more of Heather Wilson's photographs, click here .