Posts Tagged: eleanor roosevelt

Where do human rights begin?

Originally written for the 2013 Mission Yearbook for Prayer & Study “Where do universal human rights begin?” Eleanor Roosevelt’s question concerns the crowning achievement of her public service. In 1947 she chaired a United Nations committee of members from various political, cultural, and religious backgrounds charged with drafting a human rights declaration for all the… Read more »

Remembering Dr. Ralph J. Bunche: Black Hisory Month

I passed through Ralph Bunche Park at 43rd Street and First Avenue on Sunday. And it wondered me why the story of Dr. Ralph J. Bunche‘s life is not told more often. A political scientist, academic, writer, and diplomat, Bunche took part in planning for the creation of the United Nations. He was an adviser… Read more »

Speak up Stop Discrimination – Human Rights Day 2010

December 10 is Human Rights Day. From the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Mission Yearbook for Prayer & Study comes this prayer from Eleanor Roosevelt, chair of the committee that drafted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Our Father, who has set…

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