recognition of the
freedom, justice and peace in the world,
rights of all members of the
the equal and inalienable
inherent dignity and of
human family is the foundation of
Declaration of
Human Rights
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Article Two
Everyone is entitled to all the rights
and freedoms set forth in this
Declaration, without distinction of any
kind, such as race, colour, sex,
language, religion, political or other
opinion, national or social origin,
property, birth or other status.

Furthermore, no distinction shall be
made on the basis of the political,
jurisdictional or international status of
the country or territory to which a
person belongs, whether it be
independent, trust, non-self-governing
or under any other limitation of
When you think of your experience of Jesus--in scripture, tradition, reason, and
spiritual experience:  
--What suggests that we are entitled to freedom?
--What evidence do we have that Jesus makes no distinctions of the
kind                         listed above?
--Are there distinctions Jesus rejects that are not mentioned above?
In your view, does the language of Article 2 of the Declaration:
--Limit the forms of discrimination that should be rejected?
--Apply only to governments or nation-states?
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