Peaceful Activism — Human Rights

Clean Environment is a Human Right to come

Environment Human Rights

Clean Environment is a Human Right to come

Sadly, during the past century, the environment of planet earth has been attacked. In some places habitats have been destroyed, in many places, irreparable damage has been done to its forests. The overall effect on Earth’s delicate environment has been devastating - particularly since the systems that would help the process of restoring vegetation will take much longer as they are still under attack. For this reason, what is left must be protected and efforts made to reverse the effects of Climate Change must focus on a re-working of the economy to the benefit of the environment. Personally the first...

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Closing the Gap Between Rich and Poor

Human Rights SDGs

Closing the Gap Between Rich and Poor

Our world is increasingly interdependent, but I wonder if we truly understand that our interdependent human community has to be compassionate; compassionate in our choice of goals, compassionate in our means of cooperation and our pursuit of these goals. The first of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals is No.1 NO POVERTY it is an interesting choice to start the goals, but perhaps the most meaningful and one we are slowly on the path to achievement. The awesome power that economic institutions have acquired in our society, and the distressing effects that poverty, and specifically generational poverty continues to wreak,...

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Improving Observance of Human Rights

Human Rights

Improving Observance of Human Rights

I’m often told I don’t speak up for my own work and my own experiences around the world championing human rights, and there is a reason for this. I aim for detachment. This concept of being detached and non-sentimental or judgemental is something that doesn’t mean uncaring, it means being ready to act in a compassionate way without any psychological hinderance and most importantly without politics.  Internationally, our rich diversity of cultures, religions and sciences help to strengthen fundamental human rights in all communities. This is a fact, and for me perhaps the most profound spiritual message you can find...

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Democracy, Responsibility and Peace

Human Rights Peace

Democracy, Responsibility and Peace

Today, the values of democracy, open society, respect for human rights, equality, and my favourite value; dignity, are becoming recognised all over the world as universal values. This is not an education, revolution nor a progression but a realisation of values. To my mind there is an intimate connection between democratic values and the fundamental values of human compassion, human kindness and human society. Where there is democracy there is a greater possibility for the citizens of the country to express human qualities towards kindness and equality, and where these basic human qualities prevail, there is also a greater scope...

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Human Rights in the new world ahead

Human Rights

Human Rights in the new world ahead

We enter a new world. There is no longer a ‘normal’, there never was. We always enter a new world each day. Our views and ideas have shifted, through the great awakening that is the pandemic we have, mostly, opened our eyes not only to the inequalities of society but also for the need to understand the responsibilities that come with technologies such as social media, online news and the power of influence. In 1948, after a similar period of upheaval and technological advance in the world, the UN Declaration of Human Rights was created. This declaration affirms that all...

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