Posts Tagged ‘Human Right’

COVID vaccines; a moral duty – a human right

Thursday, June 17th, 2021
COVID Vaccines

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO), as reported by The Guardian, has warned that as COVID vaccines continue to roll out, the world faces a “catastrophic moral failure” as richer countries administer the vaccine on a vast scale, while poor countries are left behind.” The head of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, underscored the Read more

Aucklanders to march in support of minorities in Iraq

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Hundreds of people are expected at a march this weekend in Auckland’s Queen St, calling for solidarity with persecuted minorities in Iraq. Christian groups and those supporting other religious groups who have been brutally attacked by the Islamic State, are calling on the Iraqi community in New Zealand and others to take part in the Read more

Vatican hosts trendy TED conference

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

The globally trendy TED conferences came to the Vatican on April 19, with contributions from a Serbian basketball star, a Muslim graffiti artist from Birmingham, scientists, a rabbi and Cuban-born American singer Gloria Estefan. TED — short for Technology, Entertainment and Design — offers a worldwide platform for what it calls “ideas worth spreading”. Its Read more

Vatican criticises UN efforts to create new human rights

Friday, March 1st, 2013

The Vatican says the United Nations puts human rights at risk when it starts recognising “new rights” that stem from private interests rather than human dignity. Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, the Vatican’s Secretary for Relations with States, said recent attempts to reinterpret certain terms in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and to introduce “ambiguous expressions Read more

Fiji – Religious leaders disagree on call to legalise prostitution

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Two senior ministers in Fiji’s Methodist Church have different views about a suggestion that the government  legalise prostitution. Reverend Tuikilakila Waqairatu, the incoming president of the Church, is opposed to any move to legalise prostitution while Reverend Tevita Nawadra, who replaces him as general secretary, says he is in favour “Personally and, I think, the position Read more