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Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Many persecuted and marginalized groups, including people of faith, are affected by the constitutional law of their nations. A new resource compiles what 180 nations’ constitutions say about religion, belief, faith and conscience. […] Read More

Baptists as a whole have had a mixed record of defending human rights. Many tend to be vulnerable to the danger of being so grateful for their religious freedom that they won’t rock the boat and defend human rights. […] Read More

On this 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, may we look across the globe and hear the stories of women who are still treated as less than human. […] Read More

A 70-year-old document, no matter how universal, won’t fix our global mess. However, it’s a vital tool in our toolbox. A legal lever to lift the downtrodden, a candle to light in our dark world. […] Read More

The U.N. Declaration of Human Rights is deeply consistent with the Christian faith, but some incongruities exist between the two. However, the problem is with Christian thought, not the declaration. […] Read More

The U.N. Declaration of Human Rights, adopted 70 years ago, is deeply consistent with the Christian faith. It dreams of the “advent of a world” of justice, freedom and peace. […] Read More

While evangelicals have no illusions that worldly systems are or can ever be perfect, the work evangelicals do with the United Nations to protect religious freedom matters. […] Read More

Despite dissatisfaction from many evangelicals, the United Nations has brought much needed attention to violations of freedom of religion or belief that would otherwise go unnoticed. […] Read More

Feelings of “American exceptionalism” remain strong in the U.S., but the nation has become exceptional in “problematic ways,” according to Philip Alston, United Nations special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. “Instead of realizing its founders’ admirable commitments, today’s United States has proved itself to be exceptional in far more problematic ways that are […] Read More

God created us hungry. We are born with two immediate hungers: the hunger for nourishment and the hunger to learn. Our universal condition as learning beings makes education a central article in any declaration of rights. Article 26 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights begins, “Everyone has the right to education. Education […] Read More