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Mahatma Gandhi
"Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it... When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall... You must be the change you want to see in the world."
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UN Declaration of Human Rights
On December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights the full text of which appears in the following pages. Following this historic act the Assembly called upon all Member countries to publicize the text of the Declaration and "to cause it to be disseminated, displayed, read and expounded principally in schools and other educational institutions, without distinction based on the political status of countries or territories."... more...

Amnesty International
Founded in London in 1961, Amnesty International is a Nobel Prize-winning grassroots activist organization with over 1.8 million members worldwide. Amnesty International undertakes research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work to promote all human rights.... more...

Slavery in the 21st Century

There are more slaves today than were seized from Africa in four centuries of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. The modern commerce in humans rivals illegal drug trafficking in its global reach—and in the destruction of lives. Experts estimate that today there are 27 million people enslaved around the world. According to Anti-Slavery International, the world's oldest human rights organization, there are currently over 20 million people in bondage.... more...

Domestic Violence
In the past, violence against women, particularly violence occurring in the home or between intimate partners, was viewed as a private matter, not as an issue of civil or political rights. Now, however, by applying the legally accepted definitions of torture to the violence that women face everyday around the world, the international community has explicitly recognized violence against women as a human rights violation involving state responsibility.... more...

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
I just finished a book. It was a very disturbing and heart rending story. It made me cry in several parts. The book is entitled, Do They Hear You When You Cry, by Fauziya Kassindja... It is about the author's, escape from Togo, Africa, from an arranged marriage and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Fauziya came to America for political asylum and was put in jail — a real jail — in America — and instead of being taken care of she was treated like a criminal, and sometimes even worse than a criminal.... more...

Children's Rights
Children suffer many of the same human rights abuses as adults, but may also be targeted simply because they are dependent and vulnerable. Children are tortured and mistreated by state officials; they are arbitrarily or lawfully detained, often in appalling conditions; in some countries they are subjected to the death penalty. Countless thousands are killed or maimed in armed conflicts, many more have fled their homes to become refugees. Children forced by poverty or abuse to live on the streets are sometimes detained, attacked and even killed in the name of social cleansing. Many millions of children work... more...

About Torture
... The symbology of Jesus' torture and crucifixion is often interpreted as the personal torture and crucifixion of the soul that we all experience emotionally, however, it is most certain that the torture and death Jesus experienced at the hands of others, two thousand years ago, he experienced physically and it is true that such abuses continue to occur; brothers and sisters experience torture and death even today, and while some survive, many die. .... more...
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World Peace Prayer:

May All Who Work
For a World of Peace and Reason,
Be Granted the Gifts
Of Strength and Courage.

May the Good That Dwells
Within Every Human Heart
Be Magnified.

May the Blessings of Truth
and Understanding Be Ours.

May the Love of Christ
And All the World Teachers
Abide Within All of Us.

And as We Create
And Plan for Tomorrow
May We Do So
With Compassion
And Love For All.


Participate in Creating Peace
The Peace Alliance is a nonpartisan citizen action organization representing a growing constituency for peace.... Our vision is a future in which the practical programs and principles of peacebuilding are the bedrock of our personal, national and global interest and investment. Our goal is to take the field of peacebuilding from the margins of the political and societal dialogue and bring it to its rightful place... We achieve this primarily through a massive public education, outreach and citizen lobbying effort. Our current focus is the campaign for a cabinet-level U.S. Department of Peace.... more...

The Control Arms Campaign
The Control Arms Campaign, founded by Amnesty International, Oxfam, and the International Action Network on Small Arms, estimates that there are over 600 million items of small arms in circulation, and that over 1135 companies based in more than 98 different countries manufacture small arms as well as their various components and ammunition. According to Oxfam, an estimated 500,000 individuals die in small arms-conflicts every year, approximately one death per minute...."There are over 550 million firearms in worldwide circulation. That's one firearm for every twelve people on the planet.".... more...

Children at War
In over twenty countries around the world, children are direct participants in war. Denied a childhood and often subjected to horrific violence, an estimated 200,000 to 300,000 children are serving as soldiers for both rebel groups and government forces in current armed conflicts. These young combatants participate in all aspects of contemporary warfare. They wield AK-47s and M-16s on the front lines of combat, serve as human mine detectors, participate in suicide missions, carry supplies, and act as spies, messengers or lookouts. Physically vulnerable and easily intimidated, children typically make obedient soldiers. Many are abducted or recruited .... more...

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The Following Articles Define the Differences Between Religious Freedom and Religious Intolerance
Metaphysical Fundamentalism
The Christ Complex
Jefferson's 1777 Draft of a Bill for Religious Freedom
United Nations Declaration on Religious Freedom
Religious Tolerance Defined
Religious Tolerance & Cult Definitions
Religious Tolerance & Belief-Coertion
Laws Related to Freedom of Religion