Saturday, March 8, 2008

The Elders

Have you heard of The Elders? I learned of them through a blog post from the pagan sphinx.

They are an international group of men and women, including such people as Nelson Mandela and Jimmy Carter, who are working to hold governments and their leaders accountable to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The rights of all seem to me to be so basic that I cannot comprehend the idea that they could be ignored. I understand, of course, that they are ignored every day, even by the leaders of our own country. Note the bill Mr. Bush just vetoed. It leaves me stunned and appalled.

"For the last 60 years it‘s been governments that have been asked to sign the Universal Declaration.

We hope that 2008 can be the year that individuals, not just governments, sign the declaration.

We‘re hoping for one billion signatures from across the world.
We want yours to be one of them." - The Elders

Please take a look at the sites and think about signing the declaration. Thanks.


Unknown said...

Thanks for posting this Bobbie! I love your blog - you're an inspiration!

Sandpiper (Lin) said...

This is interesting, Bobbie. Thank you for the link. I'll study it a bit more and pass it on.

Dianne said...

I signed and spent some time searching the site. A lot of other worthy orgs link there as well.

Great find bobbie, thanks for sharing

Shelly said...

That last veto made my blood boil...grrrr. I was aware of "The Elders" but not of the site, thanks for the info.