As we travel together to complete our Lenten Journey, dear friends, let us be reminded of one of the greatest achievements of the 20th Century:

creatingreciprocity

In the wake of WWII, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was drafted by nine people from around the world. On December 10, 1948, the the General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  Eight nations abstained from the vote but none actively disagreed.

Hernán Santa Cruz of Chile, a member of the drafting sub-Committee, wrote about this occasion:

“I perceived clearly that I was participating in a truly significant historic event in which a consensus had been reached as to the supreme value of the human person, a value that did not originate in the decision of a worldly power, but rather in the fact of existing—which gave rise to the inalienable right to live free from want and oppression and to fully develop one’s personality.  In the Great Hall…there was an atmosphere of genuine solidarity and brotherhood among men and women from all latitudes, the like…

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10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. willowdot21
    Apr 06, 2012 @ 05:19:50

    Beautiful thought.

  2. totsymae1011
    Apr 06, 2012 @ 14:49:32

    Beautiful image.

  3. journeyintopoetry
    Apr 06, 2012 @ 17:29:24

    This is lovely granbee and we are all in it together.

    People from the past have worked hard for us; we must keep travelling towards the light with gratitude.

    Much Love

    Christine xx And Jack of course! xx(wet ones) 🙂

    • granbee
      Apr 10, 2012 @ 04:22:25

      Yes, Christine, we must uphold these universal human rights IN OUR TIME! We must NOT allow global recessions and politics to deviate us from upholding and building upon the hard work done for us in the past, as you so very rightly say! Say on, dear sister!

  4. christyb
    Apr 06, 2012 @ 22:27:26

    We are so lucky to be living after this fine moment in time. A good reminder not to take for granted the historical moments that have shaped the way we live today. xx

  5. bardessdmdenton
    Apr 17, 2012 @ 00:52:22

    Must go forward, all as one and one for all!

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