AdventWord 2022 – December 10 – #flourish

It is Human Rights Day. The world would take steps toward the time when all people could flourish, if we all respected and protected each other’s human rights.

“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home – so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person; the neighborhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm, or office where he works. Such are the places where every[person seeks] equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerned citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt, 1958

Perhaps we can start, in those small places where we find ourselves, to honor the human rights of all we meet that we all might flourish,

Photo: 20 December 2018, New York, NY; display created by Tricia.

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