All posts tagged with: freedom

Religious Freedom

Posted September 7, 2013 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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Have you ever felt alone? Scared, worried...hungry perhaps? One of the most common ways to cope with this is to reach out to an ultimate being. That natural spirit, be it person, animal, plant, etc., you have some supreme thing that you worship. Regardless of bad emotions/ feelings, you might even pray to this god when you feel good. But is it right for me to tell you what god to pray? Is it right for you tell me and chastise me if I do not? These are the questions of religious fre...


See Me Not Poverty

Posted September 25, 2013 no picture BreedCompassion

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See Me Not Poverty The notion is simple – look beyond poverty to really see the human being you are dealing with. As simplistic as it sounds I really feel that this mentality fails to be adopted by the mass. For example, most people feel pity and sorrow for the victims of poverty we see in UNICEF or Save the Children adverts but aside from the sadness do we really think about who the person displayed in front of us is. Do we think about their hopes and dreams? Do we think b...


"We are humans, thus we have humanity"

Posted November 26, 2013 no picture Granson Oyombe

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We are humans, the pinnacle of creation as we know it. We are humans, thus we have humanity. Humanity is not something we create, nor acquire it from others. It is inborn and like a caged bird, always waiting to be freed and experienced by others. *Some of the images may be graphic.


Lessons Learned from Nelson Mandela

Posted December 21, 2013 Avatar Kristi Ardiana

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I want to dedicate this article for Nelson Mandela, a true leader that has inspired me in so many ways. On July, 18, 1918. A baby boy named Rolihlahla Mandela was born in Mvezo, a tiny village in the Transkei, a former British protectorate in South Africa. He then recalls growing up in the small village of Qunu. You may find “Rohilahla Mandela” unfamiliar, but yeah, I’m talking about Nelson Mandela, a statesman whose life and death inspire millions of people around the wo...


In the words of a youth who has never seen Nelson Mandela but lives of his sweat, and cherishes the ability to speak to a foreign ethnic group without being in handcuffs. I cherish the ability to walk weightless in industrial areas without documentation to identify my identity. Acknowledging my voice and the darkness of my skin, I live in a happy and relaxed society without tension. He wished for this life. Chanting his name and wearing his smile, I walk freely into all doors I wou...


Edward Snowden- Peacemaker?

Posted January 29, 2014 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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Should we have to live in fear of the government? Should children grow up in a society which represses their rights to free speech? Of course not! Government's job, by definition, is to protect and preserve the rights of its citizens. Recently, Edward Snowden, the supposed "whistleblower" was nominated by Norwegian lawmakers for the Nobel Peace Prize. Suddenly, the whole world starts freaking out saying things that fall into one extreme or the other. You have on one hand people say...


What is the American Dream?

Posted February 21, 2014 Avatar Micol

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In our literature class, we have been discussing the idea of the "American Dream." This "dream" was first manifested by the primary idea of immigration. It began with the Puritans and the Separatists - two groups of people seeking an escape from persecution. To me, this essential creation of our nation built upon the desire of freedom is incredible. Our nation fought herself over the liberty of other men, and tested whether a unique country built from this principle would last. Yet...


Freedom of religion- what are your rights?

Posted March 6, 2014 no picture Lana Ishak

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I am going to write about one of the human rights, which is the freedom of religion. Freedom of religion is a universal right, which means that the whole world’s countries have it. It is the same with all human rights. They are universal and indivisible which means that no right is bigger than the other. The freedom of religion is very important for almost everyone. This right says that the human has the right to believe in whatever he/she wants and thinks (in a religious way) ho...


The Nature of Human Freedom

Posted June 5, 2014 no picture Lenin Lumumba

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The nature of human freedom refers to freedom from all societal structures and that which is in conformity to the general way of life that’s universally accepted. It refers to a culture of life that upholds everyone’s dignity and emphasizes the right to life, a right that is inherent and should not be denied or infringed in any way. Every human being has rights and these rights should not be violated in whichever way whatsoever. Consequently, these rights come with responsibilities. Hence ev...


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