Human Rights: They’re Not Just for ‘Us’

Human Rights: They’re Not Just for ‘Us’

Nike, Coca-Cola and Apple are among the major companies lobbying Congress to weaken a bill. This is hardly news, but what makes it surprising is that this bill would ban imported goods made with forced labor in China’s Xinjiang region, according to a Nov. 29 report in...
Will Choice Fix Educational Woes? Not So Fast

Will Choice Fix Educational Woes? Not So Fast

Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on education is beautiful. Yet, I groaned when I got to this line: “Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.” “Choice” is a buzzword that has been co-opted...
Unions Offer Protection to Hard-Working People

Unions Offer Protection to Hard-Working People

Have you ever worked in a chicken house? For that matter, in any slaughterhouse? Or any factory or warehouse? Do you know people who do? Do people who work with their hands attend your church? When you think of an industrial park, are you looking from the inside or...
Governments Won’t Do Right Thing for Vulnerable

Governments Won’t Do Right Thing for Vulnerable

This week we celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the momentous document created in the aftermath of World War II. The United Nations included this statement as Article 4 of the declaration: “No one shall...
4 Ways You Can Help with Migrant Crisis

4 Ways You Can Help with Migrant Crisis

The Christian understanding of human rights begins with an acknowledgement of the imago Dei – that humans are created in God’s own image and likeness. Every person has inherent dignity, worth and certain rights just because we’re human beings. But with rights also...