Tuesday, 11 September 2012

human rights meditations: week 30

Dalai Lama Birds in a Tree Poster
Dalai Lama Birds in a Tree Poster by The Mango Tree Project via etsy 
Welcome to Week 30 of Human Rights Meditations. This week we're covering the final Article in the United Nation's Universal Declaration of Human Rights Learn more about the series here. This series has been written to get you thinking about human rights- to get back to basics and reflect on existing assumptions and identify things you didn't know about yourself. We've been chatting via comments on the weekly posts and via twitter (using hash tag #hrmlak).

This week we’re looking at Article 30 of the UDHR.

Article 30: Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person any right to engage in any activity or to perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedoms set forth herein.

Read over the article above a few times and let it sink in. As you reflect, consider the following:
·          What's the first picture that came to your mind?
·          How did you respond to what you read?
·          Reflect how you feel about yourself in comparison to others.
·          Reflect on how you perceive others in your world. 
·          Reflect on your understanding of global issues.

Write the article down and stick it somewhere where you know you'll see it throughout the week. This will prompt you to keep the thinking going! Alternatively, write down something that has stood out to you throughout this meditation.  

Now, get talking! Let's talk openly about our thoughts on each article, what we're learning about ourselves and some of the actions we're taking to live more in line with the Declaration. Don't forget that as well as chatting via the comments below, you can get talking via twitter by including this tag: #hrmlak

Me first:

  • We are responsible
  • We are accountable
  • We are significant
  • We are valuable
  • We are diverse
  • We choose how we think, speak and behave
  • We choose our perceptions of others
  • We are responsible for what hand we play
  • Inaction isn't good enough.

Kate xx

PS A HUGE thank you to Paulina and Darrin of The Mango Tree Project for supporting this series and sharing their gorgeous print. You can check out more of their work via their etsy shop

PPS I will be recapping the series next week in the final post on the series. After a long post series, I'm keen to rock a shorter series next time: let me know some topics you'd like to talk about below! 

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