recognition of the
freedom, justice and peace in the world,
rights of all members of the
Whereas
the equal and inalienable
inherent dignity and of
human family is the foundation of
The
Universal
Declaration of
Human Rights
+Patrick, Patron Saint of Human Rights
Seeing Christ in Human Rights
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discussion of the Universal Declaration of Human
Rights.

Anglicans and other Christians from around the
world, both learned and grass roots, are invited
to offer their insights and perspectives on a
document that mentions neither God nor Jesus
Christ but has attracted the allegiance of the
world's Christians for three generations.

The goal? A theology of human rights.
All article discussions will
remain open for further
comment even after the
main discussion moves on
to a different article.

In this way, newcomers
can join the discussion at
any time, and regular
participants can expand on
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As one of the first Christian voices
against slavery, St. Patrick, himself a
former slave, has a special
relationship to the modern quest for
human rights.

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the Celtic saint as the patron for
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...and show us a vision
of a world made new.
Eleanor Roosevelt's
nightly prayer
Does the Anglican Communion
Need A Human Rights Program?
  • An Anglican Communion Human Rights Commission:  To promote
    human rights education and compliance programming and to encourage
    theological engagement with human rights principles.
  • A Network of Anglican Diplomats:  To resource the commission and to
    encourage dialogue between religion and diplomacy
  • Mission Funding Protocols:  To build human rights education, training,
    and compliance monitoring into mission relationships
  • Investment Protocols:  To encourage corporations to promote com-
     pliance and educational programming in locales where they do business
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theological
q
uestions about its principles.
Despite the Lambeth Conference's repeated endorsement of the Universal Declaration
of Human Rights, beginning in 1948 and reiterated and refined right through the 1998
conference, the Anglican Communion has yet to develop a meaningful human rights
program or successfully stimulate dialogue about the ways in which respecting human
rights principles manifests Our Lord's commandment that we love one another.

A credible program would consist of the following elements:
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