Human Rights

Articles

June 8, 2008

The Rt. Rev. M. Thomas Shaw, SSJE, bishop of the Diocese of Massachusetts says it was "a privilege" to spend a week with Anglican Zimbabweans in the Diocese of Harare, which encompasses the nation's capital and outlying areas. "Zimbabweans are a gentle people of tremendous resilience," Shaw...

June 5, 2008

Extra-judicial killings and human rights abuses were some of the issues discussed by Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori with U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Kristie Kenney at a June 4 meeting at the U.S. Embassy in Manila. Jefferts Schori is currently in the Philippines for her first...

June 3, 2008

More than 275 congregations of a wide variety of faiths in all 50 United States and the District of Columbia will display an anti-torture banner on the exterior of their buildings during June, which religious and human-rights organizations have designated as Torture Awareness Month.

In...

May 15, 2008

Integrity, an organization of Episcopalians committed to full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender [LGBT] persons, heralded a May 15 California Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-gender marriage as "a giant step closer to 'liberty and justice for all.'"

"The...

May 6, 2008

"Violence against women is perhaps the most shameful human rights violation. And it is perhaps the most pervasive. It knows no boundaries of geography, culture or wealth. As long as it continues, we cannot claim to be making real progress towards equity, development and peace." – Kofi Annan,...

April 29, 2008

Anglican Archbishop Benjamin Nzimbi and Catholic Cardinal John Njue of Kenya have welcomed a joint visit by President Mwai Kibaki and his former political opponent, Raila Odinga, now prime minister, to camps for those displaced by recent post-election conflict. But they are also calling for...

April 23, 2008

Dear Chairman Levin and Ranking Member McCain,

We encourage you not to include the Pentagon-proposed legislation entitled “Building the Partnership Capacity of Foreign Military and other Security Forces” in your mark-up of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY2009.

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April 22, 2008

Five bishops who serve Ohio's two Episcopal dioceses have sent a letter to the state legislature supporting the Equal Housing and Employment Act, bi-partisan legislation that seeks to secure equal access to housing and employment opportunities for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons...

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