Tag: Universal Declaration of Human Rights
On Human Rights Day, Here’s to Uplifting One Another
Today is Human Rights Day. It’s the anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by countries...
Get With It, America—a Teenager’s Appeal for Religious Tolerance
With everything going on in the world right now, it is time to change. It is time to stop condoning discrimination of any...
The Real Deal With Disconnection
A friend of mine who lived among the native Inuits of far Northern Canada told me that if a person in the community, through...
Religion vs. Religious Freedom
Would you honor these unbelievers for being religious in an otherwise materialistic world and respect their sincerely held...
Human Rights: There Is No “Them,” Only “Us”
Enough people got so tired of living in a country that treated them like prisoners, and the system became so unworkable, that...
Surprised by My Own Prejudice
I surprised myself the other day when I recognized that I was actually prejudiced against another religion. That was a real...
We are all human. That was not a choice. We all have human rights. That is not a choice either.
The Insidious Government Suppression of Religion
This situation has gotten so bad that there are now law firms that specialize in defending churches’ rights against suppressive...
What Human Rights Day Means to Me
I’m about to board a flight back to the U.S. after spending two weeks delivering human rights lectures and musical performances...
What Does it Take to Maintain Freedom of Religion Against Hatred and Intolerance?
I was 28 when I met Gunnar and Lois and their son Anders. When they asked me what I thought about Nixon and Watergate, I had...
Why “Sticks and Stones” Should Be the New College Creed
“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it” has fallen on hard times in American...
Tell Someone. And Get Them to Tell Someone Else.
It has been said that if one person told someone about something, and then the next day that second person told someone else,...