09 Dec Tomorrow
December 8, 2008
Bev Rice.jpgDear ~Contact.FirstName~,
Tomorrow is the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UNDHR). As we sit comfortably in our homes throughout the world, we may wonder “Why should I care about that? What effect does this have on me? ”
Sixty years ago, after the conclusion of World War II, the world came together and recognized the atrocities that had been committed against mankind. A world body was established, the United Nations, which wholeheartedly accepted the wording in this document as the governing principles by which all governments and people should live by.
This document stated that “the family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State.” It states that marriage between a man and a woman is a protected human right. It states that freedom of religion and the opportunity to practice that religion is a human right.
Tomorrow United Families will stand with others in the pro-family coalition to announce to the world that these principles are still valid, relevant and should NOT be changed. Tomorrow we will tell the world that despite the loud voices of the opposition, we will not be deterred in fighting to defend this document and its original intent.
Tomorrow International Planned Parenthood Federation and Marie Stopes International will also be speaking to the world. They will be demanding that the UNDHR be interpreted to include the right to abortion. They will say that access to abortion is a human right and the UNDHR should be interpreted as such.
Tomorrow the delegation from France will introduce a declaration at the UN General Assembly that will attempt to legitimize all homosexual activities as a fundamental human right. They will be demanding that sexual orientation and gender identity be protected as a human right.
Tomorrow is an important day. Tomorrow should be a celebration of the family, freedom of religion, and marriage between a man and a woman. Tomorrow should be a declaration that 60 years ago the United Nations stood up for what is most important. Tomorrow should be a time to remember the hope, goodwill and triumph that can come when the world stands and says that there are human rights everyone should be guaranteed. Tomorrow we should all feel safe that our families, marriages and religions will be protected because of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
But, instead, tomorrow will just be another day on the battlefield. Tomorrow will be another day when those who wish to destroy the family will make another attempt. They will use deception as their weapon. Their desire is to create a genderless society that is run by the state – void of religion, marriage and parents.
In order for the tomorrows of the future to provide hope for families around the world you must care about what happens at the United Nations! When you are going through your day tomorrow, please take a moment to consider how this document has affected your life and what might be changed if the opposing forces are successful. Please take a moment to consider why what happens at the United Nations does matter and does impact your life.
Please stand with United Families International and make a donation today to help us as we continue the battle on behalf of you, your family, your religion, the sanctity of life and marriage between a man and a woman.
United Families International
The Human Family Has Inalienable Rights
“…in a world still reeling from the horrors of the Second World War, the Declaration was the first global statement of what we now take for granted — the inherent dignity and equality of all human beings.”
~UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
December 10th, 2008 is the 60th anniversary of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The UDHR has been widely celebrated since its inception in 1948 as the foundation of international human rights. It was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948 and is known as the first universal statement on the basic principles of inalienable human rights for all nations and all people.
Acknowledged as the most translated document in the world, The UDHR binds the human family together with a common standard litmus test for the treatment all. Born from the aftermath of World War II, the UDHR became the standard bearer to be used as a template for other international human rights treaties laws, and constitutions.
John Peters Humphrey, the first director of the Human Rights Division in the United Nations and Eleanor Roosevelt, chair of the executive group of the drafting commission, are recognized as two of the leaders behind the passage of The UDHR. Upon the unanimous approval of the UN General Assembly, with some countries abstaining from the vote, Mrs. Roosevelt was quoted as saying that the UDHR was “the international Magna Carta of all mankind”.
But it was Charles Habib Malik, a Lebanese scholar, who was instrumental in shaping and securing the passage of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the full General Assembly.
Malik introduced the declaration to the General Assembly with these words:
“Thousands of minds and hands have helped in its formation. Every member of the United Nations has solemnly pledged itself to achieve respect for and observance of human rights. But, precisely what these rights are we were never told before, either in the Charter or in any other national instrument. This is the first time the principles of human rights and fundamental freedoms are spelled out authoritatively and in precise detail. I now know what my government pledged itself to promote, achieve, and observe. … I can agitate against my government, and if she does not fulfill her pledge, I shall have and feel the moral support of the entire world.”
You will note that The UDHR’s intention was to protect the right to life, liberty and safety of all groups of people, as well as recognize the importance of societies’ most treasured unit…the family, in enabling those rights.
The document has been criticized on many different levels – too intrusive, not intrusive enough, etc. However, all can agree that its basic tenet of promoting the well-being of the human family warrants success – if its principles are followed.
In the first paragraph of the Preamble it states that “The UDHR recognizes the equal and inalienable right of all members of the human family” and that this recognition “is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.”
United Families International agrees that each individual, born or unborn has the right to life. We also agree that the family is the foundation of society. And, that the principles set forth in The UDHS of justice, fairness and equality means respect for life, family, cultures and religion. And, that these rights come not from government or nations, but from a higher source and are taught by the good families of the world.
There are others that would re-interpret The UDHS to enable the destruction of life and the family. This movement is not only destructive to individuals, but to whole nations and the world.
Join United Families International in celebrating The UDHS by signing the Universal Right to Life and Recognition of the Family as the Fundamental Unit of Society now.
If you believe in the fundamental human rights of the human family, help UFI defend the unborn today. Join us by signing the petition and by contributing financially. Your gift will help us fight at the UN and around the world to protect each member of the family.
UFI Announces the 2008 Champions of the Family
Neilsen.jpgGiff and Wendy Nielsen have been married for 33 years. They have six children and nine grandchildren. They have lived in Houston for thirty years starting when the Houston Oilers drafted Giff in May 1978. He played quarterback for the team for six years before retiring in May 1984 to join the Channel 11 News anchor team.
The WON Heart Foundation, founded by the Nielsen family has served the Houston community and the world. The mission of this family foundation is to find ways to make the world a stronger, safer, more peaceful place…one heart at a time. The Nielsen family firmly believes that there has never been a greater need for traditional family values and open- hearted generosity to help in healing a troubled world. Some of The Won Heart Foundation successes include raising money to help bridge the gap of the latch-key kid revolution, and hosting a charity golf tournament, which has raised nearly five million dollars for the past 21 years funding the building of Houston area parks and a YMCA after-school program.
Giff is on the executive board of the Boy Scouts of America, Sam Houston Area Council. He has been inducted into the BYU Hall of Fame, the Utah Hall of Fame and into the College Football Hall of Fame.
The most important career accomplishment either of them has is their family. The world needs strong families with loving connections and a desire to reach out and share with communities.
Thanks for all you do Wendy and Giff!
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