By L. M. Singhvi
This booklet bargains with modern problems with very important worldwide quandary on human rights, atmosphere and improvement, and faith, and within the textual content of his 1993 Rede Lecture--which kinds the foundation for the book--the writer provides his personal analytical reviews on present pondering on those matters. additionally incorporated are declarations from 3 significant meetings: the Earth Summit at Rio de Janeiro in 1992, and the U.N. global convention on Human Rights in Vienna and the Parliament of World's Religions in Chicago, either in 1993. the writer led delegations to those meetings, and used to be heavily linked to their deliberations.
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Extra resources for A Tale of Three Cities: The 1993 Rede Lecture and Related Summit Declarations (Rede Lecture, 1993)
The spiritual powers of the religions can offer a fundamental sense of trust, a ground of meaning, ultimate standards, and a spiritual home. Of course religions are credible only when they eliminate those conflicts which spring from the religions themselves, dismantling mutual arrogance, mistrust, prejudice, and even hostile images, and thus demonstrate respect for the traditions, holy places, feasts, and rituals of people who believe differently. Now as before, women and men are treated inhumanely all over the world.
Our involvement for the sake of human rights, freedom, justice, peace and the preservation of Earth is absolutely necessary. • Our different religious and cultural traditions must not prevent our common involvement in opposing all forms of inhumanity and working for greater humaneness. • The principles expressed in this Global Ethic can be affirmed by all persons with ethical convictions, whether religiously grounded or not. • As religious and spiritual persons we base our lives on an Ultimate Reality, and draw spiritual power and hope therefrom, in trust, in prayer or meditation, in word or silence.
The World Conference on Human Rights urges Governments to incorporate standards as contained in international human rights instruments in domestic legislation and to strengthen national structures, institutions and organs of society which play a role in promoting and safeguarding human rights. 84. The World Conference on Human Rights recommends the strengthening of United Nations activities and programmes to meet requests for assistance by States which want to establish or strengthen their own national institutions for the promotion and protection of human rights.