Posted: December 2016
Tomorrow, Saturday 10th December is internationally recognised as Human Rights Day. It commemorates the day in 1948 when the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the UN General Assembly.
This year, each of us are asked to stand up for someone's rights! The Human Rights Day website notes that, "disrespect for basic human rights continues to be widespread in all parts of the globe". It also challenges us to "Step forward and defend the rights of a refugee or migrant, a person with disabilities, an LGBT person, a woman, a child, indigenous peoples, a minority group, or anyone else at risk of discrimination or violence." It is down to each of us. To see their video on the topic, click here.
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On a shelf in the Quiet Space/ vestry on the ground floor of the community centre, we now have a copy of the NirV Accessible New Testament. This is suitable for people with sight loss and has been donated by The Torch Trust. Anyone is free to borrow this occasionally.The Torch Trust provides Christian resources and activities for blind and partially sighted people worldwide. To find out more...
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