Religion and the UDHR

Religion and the UDHR

  • Submitted By: asookee
  • Date Submitted: 03/25/2015 12:50 AM
  • Category: Religion
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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a document which states the rights we have as human beings. In it, it EMPHASISES the point that we’re all equal and entitled to ‘basic needs’ such as education, freedom, a right to practise any Religion and to live securely/free from persecution. Every country who signs the declaration HAS TO abide by the articles, to make sure the citizens of that country are living justly and equally. The UDHR gives structure to society, with politicians and people in power morally obliged to fulfill the articles. This leads to not only just a peaceful world, but a nation-wide sense of moral development. Could lead to worldwide solidarity. The key morals found in the UDHR are all evident throughout the Bible, particularly in Jesus’ parables. The relevancy to our lives is clear, through the presence of morals and ideas still used and followed today, such as integrity, honesty and tolerance towards all walks of life.

The parables and teachings taught by Jesus are still relevant to this day, due to his constant push for us as Christians to gain a sense of moral integrity. Luke 10:29-37 re-teaches us the Golden Rule, to love and accept everyone, even those ostracized and those who aren’t what society deems as ‘normal’. This, if anything, is the entire point of the UDHR, which is to treat EVERYONE, regardless of race, religion or skin colour equally.
Matthew 5:1-12 teaches us virtues which are valued by God and the benefits of us following and living our lives according to The Beatitudes. The qualities we were taught to display were being merciful and pure and also giving to those less fortunate than us. These serve as a guideline to what is needed to be both a better Christian and to enter Heaven.

In John 3:19-24, the inclusion of baptism is symbolic for cleansing the soul and getting rid of bad intentions, both of which are necessary to ‘come into the light’. It also teaches us to not be afraid of judgement, for if we follow...

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