Special Rights for Some or Natural Rights for All? New Man, New Dignity, New Rights

Dec 29, 2015 by

from gentlemind: In her recent essay ‘The New Dignity: Gnostic, Elitist, Self-Destructive Will-to-Power’ Roberta Green Ahmanson highlighted “a rapid and radical transformation in our culture’s understanding of what it means to be human, and, in particular, what it means to have dignity”. This transformation can also be highlighted by looking in particular at what it means to have rights. To do this we first need to recognise the difference between natural and legal rights. Natural Rights and...

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Statement on Freedom of Expression and the Lord’s Prayer

Dec 14, 2015 by

From ECHR: The Equality and Human Rights Commission has today announced that the issues raised by Digital Cinema Media’s (DCM) decision not to show a Church of England advert about the Lord’s Prayer in cinemas, will be examined as part of a major Commission report. This report, examining the adequacy of the law protecting freedom of religion or belief, will be published early next year. The DCM decision has generated significant public concern about freedom of speech. The Commission, the...

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Pastors in India beaten and jailed simply for praying in their own homes

Nov 13, 2015 by

Ruth Gledhill Christian Today Contributing Editor 13 November 2015 Evangelicals in India are calling on Christian leaders in the UK to pressure the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit this week to intervene to help persecuted Christians in India. Christians are being beaten and killed in India and the influence of hardline Hindus has increased since Modi’s government was elected in summer last year, according to the charity Open Doors. Vijesh Lall, secretary of the...

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Petition: Human Rights For All Persons, Not Special Rights For Elites And Sexual Radicals

Oct 23, 2015 by

Stand with the World Congress of Families (WCF) as we push back against the elitist liberal sexual agenda and embrace the values of family and life. Sign this petition to pledge with us and to ask other human rights organizations to do the same.  Next week, thousands of people from across the globe will converge in Salt Lake City for the World Congress of Families. The individuals and organizations in attendance will listen to speakers and dialogue together to strengthen the international...

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Saudi Arabia: World’s Human Rights Sewer

Sep 21, 2015 by

By Douglas Murray, Gatestone Institute: The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva is an organization that may be easy to critique, but it is very hard to satirize. Ordinarily, if you told anyone that there was a place in Switzerland where Sudan, Iran and others of the world’s worst dictatorships and human rights abusers have their views on human rights treated with respect and deference, you would assume the script was written by Monty Python. Idi Amin would make an...

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The global human rights education project: a Trojan horse

Aug 31, 2015 by

Barend Vlaardingerbroek, Mercatornet: The “global human rights education project” is a collective term for a worldwide rights-advocacy campaign through both formal and non-formal education channels. Amnesty International (AI), a major actor in human rights education (HRE), describes HRE on its website ) as  “a deliberate, participatory practice aimed at empowering individuals, groups and communities through fostering knowledge, skills and attitudes consistent with internationally recognized...

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