This is from the latest blog established by 2012S editor Sage, along with Steve Beckow and other 2012S editors. Let’s show our support for world peace in every form!!
Few documents in global history have so moved the world forward in its quest for peace, civilization and spiritual evolution as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Adopted by the United Nations on Dec. 10, 1948, it not only gave rise to a wide array of international conventions and treaties, but also became enshrined in such national codes and documents as my own country’s Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
The Declaration represents the striving of the human spirit to be free and live honorably, according to what I’ve called in other connections “the divine attributes” — love, joy, compassion, dignity, integrity and so on. Let’s look at the history of the document and perhaps consider its Preamble, which sets out the conditions it addresses.
History of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 10…
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