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December 9, 2013

Human Rights Day - December 10

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About Human Rights Day

Liturgical and action resources

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November 12, 2011

What has the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) said about human rights?

Human rights have been the focus of many statements by General Assemblies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and its predecessor denominations.

The Bible does not use the phrase “human rights.” However, Jesus stated, “I have come in order that you might have life in all its fullness.” He proclaimed that his calling included release of the captives, sight for the blind, and liberty for the oppressed. With these words, Jesus expressed his concern for what is ours because we are created as God’s children—and that is the realm of human rights. The biblical concepts of justice ...

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December 12, 2010

Morong 43 welcome President's order to withdraw charges in Philippines

President Benigno Simeon Aquino III of the Philippines has ordered that the charges be withdrawn against the Morong 43 - health care workers held by the government of the Philippines since February. Actually it is more accurate to refer to...

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December 10, 2010

UNAIDS calls for zero discrimination on Human Rights Day

UNAIDS urges countries to improve legal and social environments to protect human rights in the context of the HIV epidemic and reiterates its call for global freedom of movement for people living with HIV

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December 10, 2010

Speak up Stop Discrimination - Human Rights Day 2010

December 10 is Human Rights Day. From the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)'s Mission Yearbook for Prayer & Study comes this prayer from Eleanor Roosevelt, chair of the committee that drafted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Our Father, who has set...

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December 5, 2010

Hunger strike in the Philippines

The Morong 43 - health care workers arrested in February on charges of making bombs and held since then - began a hunger strike on December 3 in an effort to end their detention which they and many others, including...

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November 23, 2010

A week of speaking out about violence against women

A week of speaking out about violence against women | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, on 25 November, serves as a reminder of the pandemic proportions of this...

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December 10, 2009

Advent devotion - December 10, 2009

Scripture: Matthew 23:13–26 If you have ever played a game with a child who makes the rules as the game progresses, you know the child almost always wins. I certainly cannot speak for all situations, but when you create the...

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November 16, 2009

Emrace diversity, End discrimination,

December 10 is designated as Human Rights Day - a day to mark the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. The Presbyterian United Nations Office and the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program offer a variety of materials to...

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December 6, 2008

How Can I Work for Human Rights?

December 10 marks the 60th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Conventions implementing the Declaration have been written, ratified, and entered into force, yet human rights violations remain still widespread. How can the average person...

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