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Dear Friends,

We are continuing our series celebrating the International Day of Peace 2018 on the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and The United States Constitution. We will continue to publish the series on the 21st of each month so that we may cover all 30 Articles of the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights. We look forward to your feedback on the series.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Article 18

Everyone has the right to freedom of
thought, conscience and religion;
this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief,
and freedom, either alone or in community
with others and in public or private,
to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice,
worship and observance.

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United States Constitution
The Bill of Rights
Amendments

Amendment 1

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
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Reflections

“Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must-at that moment-become the center of the universe.” Elie Wiesel

 

“The Religion then of every man must be left to the conviction and conscience of every man; and it is the right of every man to exercise it as these may dictate. This right is in its nature an unalienable right. It is unalienable, because the opinions of men, depending only on the evidence contemplated by their own minds cannot follow the dictates of other men: It is unalienable also, because what is here a right towards men, is a duty towards the Creator. It is the duty of every man to render to the Creator such homage and such only as he believes to be acceptable to him.”  (Image: © Archivist  stock.adobe.com)