A Lament for Humanity on Human Rights Day 2021

A Lament for Humanity on Human Rights Day 2021

“And it came to pass.” That five-word phrase in the Bible usually introduces a momentous event, whether favorable or unpleasant. So, let’s consider a few “and it came to pass” events as the world observes Human Rights Day in 2021. “And it came to pass” that humanity...
How to Not Pour Gas on Climate Fire

How to Not Pour Gas on Climate Fire

The debate over the reality of climate change is over. The evidence is both obvious and compelling. The debate over the cause of this rise in temperatures should be over. The global consensus of climate scientists that climate change is caused by human action is close...
A Life and Death Look at Human Rights

A Life and Death Look at Human Rights

Do human rights end at the grave? This might seem like a strange question, but it raises the issue of how extensive human declarations about the quality and dignity of human life are. Since the issuance in 1948 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR),...
Resolutions Are Only Revolutionary If Implemented

Resolutions Are Only Revolutionary If Implemented

Oct. 8, 2021, marked for around 1,100 civil society organizations a success long battled for. For years, the activists of these organizations have been campaigning for an understanding that every human being should have a right to live in a safe, clean, healthy and...