December 10: Human Rights Day

Eleanor Roosevelt and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (in Spanish)

Across the globe, Human Rights Day is celebrated every December 10. The date for this United Nations holiday was chosen to commemorate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, proclaimed by the UN on this day in 1948.

Suggestions for today’s celebration include learning about human rights movements throughout history, studying up on an aspect of human rights that you really care about, and getting involved.

“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”

James 1:27

As a side note, the phrase “human rights” means different things to different people and has been used to champion a variety of causes, some outstanding, some not so much. This is why we shouldn’t support a cause until we’ve taken the time to understand it – and why today’s entry is staying nice and generic. 🙂


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