The time has come where we need to re-define the world we live in. We find ourselves at a time in history, where despite a world with endless potential, we are mired in war, poverty, environmental issues and where many people’s human rights remain unrealized. A world where we have over 30 million people living as slaves. A world where the equality, dignity and freedom of too many people are compromised.
The foundation of human rights is the notion that every person should live in equality, dignity and freedom. Towards this end, the global community recognized that it had to go far beyond simply prohibiting genocide, but instead develop a vision which protected the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of all people.
Our local and global conversations are stuck in the all to familiar thoughts of war, economics and arguments surrounding the denials of climate change or protecting what we have at the expense of others, our freedoms and our liberties. Can it even be possible we believe that building a wall around a home, a city or a country increases our freedom?
Is it possible in a world that is blessed with the knowledge and ability to solve the world’s most complex problems will allow humanities frailties, our fears or those that fear monger, to triumph.