Monday, February 8, 2010
For my Change the World paper on freedom of religion I found a document, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, written by the United Nations. It says this about religious freedom, “Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance” (“The Universal”). Everyone should be able to think for themselves and choose their own religion without ramifications. People should be able to worship openly with people or alone. Many people take advantage of their freedoms and people without freedoms can only dream. The UN has tried to make these people dreams come true but they don’t have the power to enforce the rights they believe people should have. Religious freedom is a major problem around the world that needs to change. This Document by the UN is a good source for my paper and a plan to reference it a lot.