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Dec 11, 2011

Christmas Day - December 25th

It is not always “simple” to live and work for simplicity and sustainability in our world.
This is especially true during the holiday season when consumerism is working overtime.

Here are ideas on simplicity in the way we live, the gifts we give, the time we share, and the ways we prepare to receive the Prince of Peace.
Peacepoints: Reclaim the Season

And here's a poignant piece by Jim Wallis:
The Real War on Christmas ... by Fox News

Dec 7, 2011

Human Rights Day - December 10, 2011


pays tribute to all human rights defenders
and asks you to get involved in the
global human rights movement.


This year, millions of people decided the time had come to claim their rights. They took to the streets and demanded change. . .


videos:


2011
An extraordinary year for human rights



Celebrate Human Rights!



Human Rights DAY 2011 HC message



Global Protest Human Rights Day 10 December 2011 Worldwide Action



World Revolution - Global Action - 10 December 2011 - Human Rights Day



Human Rights Day 10 December 2011 - Stand up for our Childrens' Rights




Links:

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights - Human Rights Day 2011

Human Rights Day 2011 (UN website)

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Campaign for U.S. Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Defence for Children International

LPF resource: Addressing Racism: Challenge for Peacemakers

Lutheran Human Relations Association

Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Service

Lutherans Concerned/ North America

Goodsoil

ELCA:

Human Rights - CSR program

Human Dignity and Human Rights

ELCA Commission for Multicultural Ministries

Journal of Lutheran Ethics - February 2009 issue - Human Rights and Family