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UN Declaration on Human Rights

Building a Global Community: Promoting and Protecting the Human Dignity of the World's Citizens , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This prayer service commemorates the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) put forth by the United Nations on December 10, 1948. Copyright © 2015, Education for Justice, a project of Center of...more

Litany: Human Rights Day , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This litany calls to mind the human rights violations happening in our world today with the mantra: “Redeemer of humanity, God-with-us, in your mercy, hear our prayer.” Copyright © 2015, Educatio...more

Prayer for The Remembrance of The Holocaust

This prayer invites us to focus on the sorrow and pain of the adults and children "who walked into the fire." We ask that our remembering be a prayer for their souls and a prayer for peace.  Copy...more

Universal Children’s Day: Hidden Horrors of War , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This prayer service invites us to join in solidarity with children all around the world who are victims of regional conflict. Copyright © 2014-2016, Education for Justice, a project of Center of Conc...more

Shining a Light: Threats to Human Rights of Women

The reality of violence against women is overwhelming, but as we celebrate Human Rights Day, there are signs of new hope. ...more

Eleanor Roosevelt: A champion of human rights and dignity

Eleanor Roosevelt played a key role in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. As we celebrate its 65th anniversary, explore her legacy in promoting the values of human dignity and solidarity that ...more

Human Rights Day and the UDHR

Human Rights Day is Dec. 10. This presentation explores the depth and breadth of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as we celebrate its 65th anniversary. Links to videos and music deepen the le...more

Quotes on Human Rights , by: Education for Justice

2008 marks the 60th Anniversary of the U.N. Declaration on Human Rights. This handy one-page resource provides a sheet of recent and relevant quotes that summarize the Church's social teaching on Hu...more

September 15, 2006 - To Build a Future of Justice, Freedom and Peace: Vatican's Challenge to the UN , by: Education for Justice

Archbishop Celestino Migliore, the Holy See's permanent observer to the United Nations, addressed the opening of the 61st Session of the U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 11, 2006, in New York City. He also read a message sent in Benedict XVI's name by Cardinal Angelo Sodano, Vatican Secretary of State.

The United Nations Fact Sheet , by: Education for Justice

On 24 October 1945, the United Nations was formally established. Learn about the UN with this two-page summary designed for this anniversary. Pope Benedict XVI addressed the United Nations when he ...more
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