Church Women United
of Greater Cincinnati
Agreed to differ. Resolved to love.  United to serve.

Human Rights Day

The human rights of all persons were never more eloquently phrased than in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 10, 1948. Eleanor Roosevelt led the diplomatic team that presented it to the General Assembly. Each year on December 10th, that historic moment is remembered at the UN. Numerous UN treaties and a vast body of international humanitarian laws have emerged in response to the Declaration.   CWU's Human Rights Celebration is an annual event that unites women and men of ALL faiths in a common worship experience held to honor individuals who have worked in the cause of Human Rights.

Human Rights Day
November 7, 2014

The Church Women United Human Rights Celebration was started in 2006 in the hopes of bringing to light those who have and are working towards equality for all.  Awards have honored amazing women and men whose work has made an impact on their community or on the world at large.  We take this time to remember that “all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.  They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.  Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms…without distinction of any kind, such as race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status” (Excerpt taken from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, written by the UN in 1948.)  These words should be in the forefront of our minds as we support, work towards and fight for the rights of all humans.  This is the same message that Jesus gave while on earth.  When he said, “love one another as I have loved you” he did not mean for us to love just some people, he truly meant for us to love everyone.  This has been the message of CWU since our beginnings in 1941, and will continue to serve as one of the pillars that supports and drives our movement.

Everyone is welcome to attend and participate in this event. You do not have to be a member of Church Women United or even of one of our represented denominations.

For information, call (513) 471-2612.
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