Tag Archives: Human rights

This Day in the Yesteryear: RUSSIAN JOURNALIST AND HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST MURDERED (2006)


Russian Journalist and Human Rights Activist Murdered (2006)

Anna Politkovskaya was a Russian journalist and human rights activist well known for her opposition to the Russian government’s role in the Chechen conflict and her criticism of Russian President Vladimir Putin, notably in her book Putin’s Russia. Her controversial work sparked numerous death threats against her, and she was shot to death in an elevator in her apartment building on October 7, 2006. Her murder, which remains unsolved, coincided with what other occasion? More… Discuss

Quotation: Booker T. Washington about oppression


Oppression of the unfortunate makes one weak.

Booker T. Washington (1856-1915) Discuss

 

Quotation: Henry David Thoreau about Unjust laws


Unjust laws exist: shall we be content to obey them, or shall we endeavor to amend them, and obey them until we have succeeded, or shall we transgress them at once?

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) Discuss

 

Just a thought: “Be as if you were Humanity’s only hope!”


Just a thought:  “Be as if you were Humanity’s only hope!”

 

This Day in the Yesteryear: UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY ADOPTS DECLARATION ON THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (2007)


UN General Assembly Adopts Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2007)

Over two decades in the making, the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was finally adopted in 2007 despite opposition from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the US. The non-binding declaration prohibits discrimination against the world’s estimated 370 million indigenous people and outlines their rights, among them the rights to culture, identity, language, employment, and education. What were some of the key issues that delayed the drafting and adoption of the declaration? More…Discuss

 

This Day in the Yesteryear: ATTICA PRISON RIOT: 33 GUARDS TAKEN HOSTAGE (1971)


Attica Prison Riot: 33 Guards Taken Hostage (1971)

Though the US made strides in prison reform in the 20th century, not enough had apparently changed at Attica Correctional Facility by 1971 to appease those confined in the overcrowded New York prison. At the time, inmates got just one “shower” a week and one roll of toilet paper a month. It was against these, and other, conditions that prisoners were protesting when they rioted and took 33 guards hostage. Days later, authorities stormed the prison, killing 39, including how many of the hostages? More… Discuss

 

“Christe, Qui Lux Est et Dies” by Byrd, translated with lyrics



Here’s another piece from 16th century English composer William Byrd, titled “Christe, Qui Lux Es et Dies” or “Christ, Who Art the Light and the Day,” with lyrics, performed by Stile Antico in 2007, and loosely translated by me. This video is from my blog, When Suffering Doesn’t Stop: Life with Chronic Pain at http://life-incessant.blogspot.com/.

 

Hymn to the Theotokos at Sinaia Monastery in Romania



Pilgrims singing in Sinaia monastery church in Romania

 

Romanian Anthem



Republic of Romania National Anthem
Lyrics:

Wake up, Romanian, from your deadly sleep
Into which you’ve been sunk by the barbaric tyrants
Now, or never, your fate renew,
To which your enemies will bow to.

Now or never let’s give proof to the world
That in these veins still flows a Roman blood,
That in our chests we still maintain our pride in a name
The victor in his battles, the name of Trajan!

Watch on, shadows of highnesses, Mihai, Stefan, Corvine,
The Romanian Nation, your great grandchildren,
With weapons in their arms, with your fire in their veins,
“Life in freedom or death!” shout all.

Priests, lead with your crucifixes! Because our army is Christian,
The motto is Liberty and its goal is holy,
Better to die in battle, in full glory!
Than to once again be slaves upon our ancient ground!

This Day in the Yesteryear: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE DISAPPEARED OBSERVED BY UN FOR FIRST TIME (2011)


International Day of the Disappeared Observed by UN for First Time (2011)

The International Day of the Disappeared on August 30 is an annual commemoration day to draw attention to the fate of individuals imprisoned at places unknown to their relatives and without legal process. The impulse for the day came from the Latin American Federation of Associations for Relatives of Detained-Disappeared, a non-governmental organization founded in 1981 in Costa Rica. When did the United Nations adopt the Declaration on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced DisappearanceMore… Discuss

 

Hell On Wheels – Timshel – Mumford & Sons – As Brothers We Will Stand



Timshel,” a word that loosely translates as “thou mayest;” the word suggests that we as humans, with the consciousness we “achieved” by eating from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil in the Garden of Eden, can in every moment CHOOSE our behavior; we can choose between good and evil.”

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PRIEST This Day in the Yesteryear: URBAIN GRANDIER BURNED AT THE STAKE FOR WITCHCRAFT (1634)


Priest Urbain Grandier Burned at the Stake for Witchcraft (1634)

Grandier was a 17th-century French Catholic priest who was accused of bewitching the nuns of the Ursuline convent. Although he was acquitted by an ecclesiastical council, Grandier had published scathing criticisms of Cardinal Richelieu, the chief minister and virtual ruler of France, who arranged to have him re-tried. Accused of having entered a pact with the devil, Grandier was tortured, found guilty, and burned at the stake. What was presented as evidence of the Grandier’s diabolical pact?More… Discuss

 

HARRIET TUBMAN


Born Araminta Ross, Tubman escaped slavery in 1849 by the Underground Railroad and almost immediately returned to the South to help others do the same. Hailed as “the Moses of her people,” she is believed to have led more than 300 slaves, including her parents and brother, to freedom. During the Civil War, she served the Union in various capacities, including as a nurse and spy. She managed all this despite suffering from debilitating headaches and seizures as a result of what childhood trauma? More… Discuss

 

DEAD MAN’S SWITCH


Dead Man’s Switch

A dead man’s switch is an emergency brake that automatically activates to stop a vehicle or machine in the event that the operator becomes incapacitated. This sort of safety measure became necessary with the advent of electric trains, since they cut the number of required operators down to one, and has become standard in numerous devices, including snowblowers, lawn mowers, and saws. Though developed as a fail-safe, a dead man’s switch can sometimes be a “fail-deadly,” as when built into what? More…Discuss

 

Samuel Barber – Adagio for Strings



DesiderataMax Ehrmann
Another inspirational poem set to music ;) if you like this check out my other vids, feel free to comment.

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, 
and remember what peace there may be in silence. 

As far as possible, without surrender, 
be on good terms with all persons. 
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; 
and listen to others, 
even to the dull and the ignorant; 
they too have their story. 
Avoid loud and aggressive persons; 
they are vexatious to the spirit. 

If you compare yourself with others, 
you may become vain or bitter, 
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. 
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. 
Keep interested in your own career, however humble; 
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. 

Exercise caution in your business affairs, 
for the world is full of trickery. 
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; 
many persons strive for high ideals, 
and everywhere life is full of heroism. 
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. 
Neither be cynical about love, 
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment, 
it is as perennial as the grass. 

Take kindly the counsel of the years, 
gracefully surrendering the things of youth. 
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. 
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. 
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. 

Beyond a wholesome discipline, 
be gentle with yourself. 
You are a child of the universe 
no less than the trees and the stars; 
you have a right to be here. 
And whether or not it is clear to you, 
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. 

Therefore be at peace with God, 
whatever you conceive Him to be. 
And whatever your labors and aspirations, 
in the noisy confusion of life, 
keep peace in your soul. 

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, 
it is still a beautiful world. 
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

 

THE UNTOUCHABLES (just a thought: Changing oneself…Doesn’t really changes the world, now does it?)



India
160 million people in India have been born outside any caste; they are called Untouchables and nobody is allowed to touch them for fear of infection!

They call themselves “dalit” which means “broken, shattered people”. Every day, two dalits are murdered, three dalit women are raped and two dalit homes are engulfed in flames, torched by members of the higher castes. In the province of Bihar entire villages of the “shattered” are wiped out by extreme right-wing paramilitaries of the higher castes. In other provinces, the Untouchables have no access to drinking water, cannot enter temples or use public transport. Even at police stations they are often asked to pay “admission”… The documentary records gruesome images of violence and discrimination; images of the trampling of every sense of human rights. Moreover, it reveals the extent of what international bodies describe as the “secret apartheid” of India. A stunning story of class and social discrimination which, with religion as an alibi, has reproduced itself for centuries.

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Quotation: Anna Sewell on ignorance and wickedness


Only ignorance! Only ignorance! How can you talk about only ignorance? Don’t you know that it is the worst thing in the world, next to wickedness?

Anna Sewell (1820-1878) Discuss

Quotation: Alexandre Dumas human nature and society


Unless wicked ideas take root in a naturally depraved mind, human nature, in a right and wholesome state, revolts at crime. Still, from an artificial civilization have originated wants, vices, and false tastes, which occasionally become so powerful as to … lead us into guilt and wickedness.

Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) Discuss

This Day in the Yesteryear: UK COURT FINDS GAY NEWS AND ITS EDITOR GUILTY OF BLASPHEMY (1977)


UK Court Finds Gay News and Its Editor Guilty of Blasphemy (1977)

The June 3, 1976, issue of the British newspaper Gay News included James Kirkup‘s poem “The Love that Dares to Speak Its Name,” which depicts Jesus as a homosexual. Mary Whitehouse—a media watchdog known for her “Clean Up TV” campaign—described the poem as a “blasphemous libel” and sought charges against Gay News and its publisher, Denis Lemon. On July 11, 1977, a jury found Lemon guilty, and his later appeal to the House of Lords was unsuccessful. What was Lemon’s sentence? More… Discuss

 

ST. ISIDORE


St. Isidore

In the 4th and 5th centuries, Gothic invaders terrorized the Roman Empire, sacking Rome and establishing a Gothic kingdom in Spain. St. Isidore, archbishop of Seville, set out to convert the various peoples of the Gothic Empire to Christianity, eventually eradicating the Visigoths‘ religion of Arianism. Later hailed by the Church as “the most learned man of the latter ages,” Isidore was the first Christian writer to compose a compendium of universal religious knowledge. What was it called? More… Discuss

Cor de Groot plays Mozart Concerto No. 12 in A K 414


Johnny Cash – The Man Comes Around (“Hear the trumpets, hear the piper…”)


THE EMIN PASHA RELIEF EXPEDITION


The Emin Pasha Relief Expedition

Born Eduard Schnitzer, Emin Pasha was a German explorer and doctor who served as a medical officer and governor in Equatoria, part of the Egyptian Sudan. In 1885, he was cut off from the outside world by a Mahdist uprising, prompting a European rescue mission. The rescue party undertook a year-long steamer ship journey through densely forested “Darkest Africa,” where food was scarce, disease was rampant, and natives shot them with poison arrows. When they finally reached Pasha, how did he react? More…Discuss

 

VISIT THY FATHER AND MOTHER


Visit Thy Father and Mother

Filial piety, that is, respecting and caring for one’s parents and ancestors, is a central precept of Confucianism, but cultural shifts in China have reportedly begun to erode this sense of obligation. Cases of elder abuse and neglect appear to be on the rise in China, a trend that dismayed lawmakers are trying to combat with a new law obligating adult children to visit their elderly parents or face possible fines or jail time. The wording of the law is not particularly detailed, leading many to question how and if it will actually be enforced.More… Discuss

Today’s Birthday: HENRY WARD BEECHER (1813)


Henry Ward Beecher (1813)

Beecher became one of the most famous and influential American ministers of his time for his advocacy of an emotional “gospel of love” Christianity. Every important issue of the day was discussed from his pulpit and in his lectures. He was a leader in the antislavery movement, a proponent of women’s suffrage, and an advocate of the theory of evolution. In 1874, however, he became the subject of a sensational adultery trial for an alleged affair with Elizabeth Tilton. What was the verdict? More… Discuss

Beecher became one of the most famous and influential American ministers of his time for his advocacy of an emotional “gospel of love” Christianity. Every important issue of the day was discussed from his pulpit and in his lectures. He was a leader in the antislavery movement, a proponent of women’s suffrage, and an advocate of the theory of evolution. In 1874, however, he became the subject of a sensational adultery trial for an alleged affair with Elizabeth Tilton. What was the verdict? More… Discuss

HOLD THE APPLAUSE


Hold the Applause

A thunderous round of applause following a performance might actually say little about its quality. Clapping, according to a recent study, is a social contagion that can be driven by the actions of just a few members of anaudience. Video footage of groups of undergraduates watching an academic presentation reveals that the sound of just one or two people clapping is enough to prompt a ripple of applause throughout a crowd. Similarly, the power to stop a round of applause lies in the hands of just a couple of individuals. More… Discuss

 

This Day in the Yesteryear: EDGARDO MORTARA KIDNAPPED FROM JEWISH FAMILY AFTER SECRET BAPTISM (1858)


Edgardo Mortara Kidnapped from Jewish Family after Secret Baptism (1858)

Mortara, the son of a Jewish couple living in the Papal States, was secretly baptized Catholic as an infant by a panicked servant during an infantile illness. The baptism was deemed valid by the Catholic Church and, because canon law forbade non-Christians from raising Christian children, Pope Pius IX ordered the six-year-old Mortara to be taken to Rome as his ward. Several countries objected to the pope’s decision and called for the boy to be returned to his parents. What became of Mortara? More… Discuss

 

This Day in the Yesteryear: MEXICAN EMPEROR MAXIMILIAN I EXECUTED BY FIRING SQUAD (1867)


Mexican Emperor Maximilian I Executed by Firing Squad (1867)

In the 1860s, France sought to establish an empire in Mexico. Ferdinand Maximilian, an Austrian navy chief and member of the Habsburg dynasty, accepted Napoleon III’s offer of the throne, naively believing that the Mexicans had voted him their king. In reality, Maximilian’s only support came from the French army, and the empire was doomed. In 1866, Napoleon withdrew his troops. Maximilian refused to abdicate and was captured and executed, ending the empire. What were his last words? More… Discuss

EDWARD I OF ENGLAND, AKA EDWARD LONGSHANKS (1239)


Edward I of England, AKA Edward Longshanks (1239)

Edward became king upon the death of his father, Henry III, in 1272 but was not crowned until he returned from a crusade two years later. His 35-year reign was characterized by constant warfare, including long and costly campaigns to conquer Wales and Scotland. It was a struggle to fund these endeavors, and he did so, in part, by exploiting the Jews under his rule. Finally, in 1290, he expelled them from England and seized their property. For how long did his Edict of Expulsion remain in effect? More… Discuss

 

Quotation: Alexander Hamilton on willpower


There are men who could neither be distressed nor won into a sacrifice of their duty; but this stern virtue is the growth of few soils; and in the main it will be found that a power over a man’s support is a power over his will.

Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804) Discuss

Poems of William Blake read by Sam Stinson: FULL Audio Book – Songs of Innocence and of Experience and The Book of Thel


Published on Nov 1, 2012

Poems of William Blake by William Blake (1757-1827) – FULL Audio Book – Songs of Innocence and of Experience & The Book of Thel Songs of Innocence and of Experience: Shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul are two books of poetry by the English poet and painter, William Blake. Although Songs of Innocence was first Continue reading

World Day against the Death Penalty in 2011


Published on October 5, 2011

At least 17,833 people were in the antechamber of death worldwide in late 2010. 
At least 67 countries imposed death sentences in 2010. 
Belarus is the last country in Europe to allow the death penalty.Take Action here: http://www.amnesty.org/fr/50/campaign …

RESTAURANTS RUINOUS FOR WAISTLINES or ‘All you can eat” diet


Restaurants Ruinous for Waistlines

Fast food has gotten a bad rap, but regular restaurant fare fares no better when it comes to nutritional value. In fact, researchers found that meals from small US restaurants are 18 percent more caloric than comparable dishes from chain restaurants, and Canadian eateries follow a similar trend. It is typical for patrons of such establishments to unwittingly consume nearly a full day’s worth of calories and fat as well as one and a half times the recommended daily salt intake in a single meal. More…Discuss

Quotation: Joseph Conrad on Almighty Hunger and powerless Hungry…


No fear can stand up to hunger, no patience can wear it out, disgust simply does not exist where hunger is; and as to superstition, beliefs, and what you may call principles, they are less than chaff in a breeze.

Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) Discuss

DEADLY NEW CORONAVIRUS CAPABLE OF PASSING FROM PERSON TO PERSON


 

CoronavirusDeadly New Coronavirus Capable of Passing from Person to Person

The hospital roommate of a man infected with novel coronavirus (NCoV)—a SARS-related virus first identified last year and already linked to 18 deaths—has contracted the illness himself, intensifying concerns about the virus’s ability to spread from person to person. Thus far, the human-to-human transmission of this virus has been somewhat limited, but given the ease of global travel today, it has managed to spread from the Middle East, where it was first detected, to Germany, the UK, and France. The World Health Organization is therefore advising public health officials to remain vigilant in evaluating and tracking cases of severe acute respiratory infectionMore…Discuss

 

Today’s Birthday: RABINDRANATH TAGORE (1861) a Bengali poet, philosopher, artist and composer (a Renaissance Man)


Rabindranath Tagore (1861)

Tagore was a Bengali poet, philosopher, artist, writer, and composer whose works reshaped Bengali literature and music in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His writings, which often exhibit rhythmic lyricism, colloquial language, and philosophical contemplation, received worldwide acclaim. He became Asia’s first Nobel laureate when he received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. Knighted by the British government in 1915, Tagore resigned the honor four years later in protest of what? More… Discuss

Brink Of Eternity by Rabindranath Tagore
In desperate hope I go and search for her 
in all the corners of my room; 
I find her not. 

My house is small 
and what once has gone from it can never be regained. 

But infinite is thy mansion, my lord, 
and seeking her I have to come to thy door. 

I stand under the golden canopy of thine evening sky 
and I lift my eager eyes to thy face. 

I have come to the brink of eternity from which nothing can vanish 
—no hope, no happiness, no vision of a face seen through tears. 

Oh, dip my emptied life into that ocean, 
plunge it into the deepest fullness. 
Let me for once feel that lost sweet touch 
in the allness of the universe.

Published on Feb 14, 2013
A poem that bridges the seeking of a beloved person to the finding of God and the immersion into eternity. I am awestruck by this poem. Poem read by Owi Nandi.

Today’s Birthday: SAINT CATHERINE LABOURÉ (1806)


Medal of Mary

Medal of Mary (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Saint Catherine Labouré (1806)

Shortly after Labouré joined the Daughters of Charity, a religious order devoted to serving the poor, she reportedly began having visions of the Virgin Mary. In one, she was shown the design for what has come to be known as the Miraculous Medal, now worn by Christians the world over. Her role in the medal’s creation was concealed until after her death, so she lived out her life in relative obscurity. In 1947, she was canonized by the Roman Catholic Church. What invocation appears on the medal? More…Discuss

For three times in 1830 Our Lady appeared to Catherine Labouré, 24 year old novice of Daughters of Charity in Paris. During second apparition Virgin Mary showed Catherine the medal she wanted to be struck. We know it as Miraculous Medal. Here is the short presentation of the life of Saint Catherine Labouré, Daughter of Charity whom Virgin Mary revealed such gracious gift. (the film is courtesy of Sr. Patricia Evanick DC).
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Krótka historia życia św. Katarzyny Labouré, Sostry Miłosierdzia św. Wincentego a Paulo, której w 1830 roku trzykrotnie objawiła się Najswiętsza Pani. W trakcie drugiego objawienia przekazała Katarzynie wizerunek medalu, który Matka Boża chciała aby został wybity. Medal ten znamy jako Cudowny Medalik. Prezentacja obecnie tylko w języku angielskim.

Eusebius of Caesarea


Eusebius of Caesarea

Born circa 263 CE, Eusebius was a Greek historian of early Christianity. A bishop of Caesarea, Palestine, he may have been imprisoned during the Roman persecutions. His fame rests on hisEcclesiastical History, which preserves portions of works no longer extant. He was a staunch supporter of Constantine I‘s attempts to unify Christian doctrine, and his writings include Life of Constantine. Eusebius was excommunicated in 325 CE, after being accused of espousing what doctrine? More… Discuss

Quotation: Sir Walter Scott on freedom! (but also asking what he should do with it after having it…indeed a hard decision to make…There was no blogging back when…)


I have heard men talk of the blessings of freedom, … but I wish any wise man would teach me what use to make of it now that I have it.

Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) Discuss

THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: The14th Ammendment


14th Amendment Text

 

Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

Section 2. Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.

Section 3. No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may, by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.

Section 4. The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.

Section 5. The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.

 

L’eglise Sacré-Cœur, Paris (From Wikipedia)


The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, commonly known as Sacré-Cœur Basilica (FrenchBasilique du Sacré-Cœur, pronounced [sakʁe kœʁ]), is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in ParisFrance. A popular landmark, the basilica is located at the summit of the butte Montmartre, the highest point in the city. Sacré-Cœur is a double monument, political and cultural, both a national penance for the supposed excesses of the Second Empire and socialist Paris Commune of 1871[1] crowning its most rebellious neighborhood, and an embodiment of conservative moral order, publicly dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which was an increasingly popular vision of a loving and sympathetic Christ.[2]

The Sacré-Cœur Basilica was designed by Paul Abadie. Construction began in 1875 and was finished in 1914. It wasconsecrated after the end of World War I in 1919.

Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Paris
Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (French)
The Basilica of Sacré-Cœur, as seen from the base of the butte Montmartre.
Basic information
Location ParisFrance
Geographic coordinates 48°53′12.1″N2°20′34.8″ECoordinates48°53′12.1″N 2°20′34.8″E
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Year consecrated 1919
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Minor basilica
Website Basilica of the Sacré Cœur
Architectural description
Architect(s) Paul Abadie
Architectural type Church
Architectural style Romano-Byzantine
Groundbreaking 1875
Completed 1914
Specifications
Length 35 metres (115 ft)
Width 85 metres (279 ft)
Height (max) 83 metres (272 ft)
Materials Travertine stone

THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS (ACCESS HERE)


THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS (ACCESS HERE)

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Quotation: Upton Sinclair On prisoners and prisons


There is one kind of prison where the man is behind bars, and everything that he desires is outside; and there is another kind where the things are behind the bars, and the man is outside.

Upton Sinclair (1878-1968) Discuss

credo in unum deum – closing mass of the synod of bishops – 28.10.2012 (2)


Published on Nov 10, 2012

papst benedikt feiert abschlussmesse der bischofssynode im oktober 2012

santa messa per la conclusione del sinodo dei vescovi – presiede il santo padre benedetto XVI

 Homilia

Profession of Faith                                                      Credo

A:  We believe in one God,                A:  Credo in unum Deum,
      the Father, the Almighty,                 Patrem omnipotèntem, 
      maker of heaven and earth,                factòrem caeli et terrae,
      of all that is seen and unseen.           visibìlium òmnium 
                                                  et invisibìlium.

    We believe in one Lord,                   Et in unum Dòminum Jesum Christum,
      Jesus Christ,                             Fìlium Dei unigènitum,
      the only Son of God,                      et ex Patre natum 
      eternally begotten of the Father,           ante òmnia sàecula
      God from God, Light from Light,           Deum de Deo, lumen de lùmine,
      true God from true God,                   Deum verum de Deo vero,
      begotten, not made,                       gènitum, non factum,
        one in Being with the Father.             consubstantiàlem Patri:
    Through him all things were made.           per quem omnia facta sunt.
    For us men and our salvation,             Qui propter nos hòmines et propter
      he came down from heaven:               nostram salùtem descèndit de caelis.

    (All bow during these three lines)        (All bow during these three lines)
    by the power of the Holy Spirit,          Et incarnàtus est de Spìritu Sancto 
      he was born of the Virgin Mary,           ex Marìa Vìrgine, 
      and became man.                           et homo factus est.

    For our sake he was crucified             Crucifìxus etiam 
      under Pontius Pilate,                     pro nobis sub Pòntio Pilàto; 
      he suffered, died and was buried.         passus et sepùltus est, 
      On the third day he rose again            et resurrèxit tèrtia die, 
      in fulfillment of the Scriptures;           secundum Scriptùras, 
      he ascended into heaven                   et ascèndit in caelum, 
        and is seated at the right hand           sedet ad dèxteram 
        of the Father.                           Patris.
    He will come again in glory                Et ìterum ventùras est cum glòria, 
      to judge the living and the dead,           iudicàre vivos et mòrtuos, 
      and his kingdom will have no end.         cuius regni non erit finis.    We believe in the Holy Spirit,            Et in Spìritum Sanctum, 
        the Lord, the giver of life,              Dòminum et vivificàntem: 
      who proceeds from the Father              qui ex Patre Filiòque procèdit.  
        and the Son.                            Qui cum Patre et Fìlio 
      With the Father and the Son                 simul adoràtur 
        he is worshipped and glorified.           et conglorifcàtur: 
      He has spoken through                     qui locùtus est 
        the Prophets.                             per prophètas.
      We believe in one holy catholic           Et unam, sanctam, cathòlicam, 
        and apostolic Church.                     et apostòlicum Ecclèsiam.  
      We acknowledge one baptism                Confiteor unum baptìsma 
        for the forgiveness of sins.              in remissiònem peccatòrum.  
      We look for the resurrection              Et exspècto resurrectiònem 
        of the dead,                              mortuòrum, 
        and the life of the                     et vitam 
        world to come.  Amen.                     ventùri sàeculi.  Amen.

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North Korea has the deadliest level of Christian persecution in the world


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The only worship that is allowed is that of the “dear leader” Kim Jong-Il and his father Kim Il-Sung. In North Korea, every other religious activity is labeled an act of insurrection against North Korean … (Rescue Christians.org)

 

Quotation: Friedrich Nietzsche On state and lies


The state lieth in all languages of good and evil; and whatever it saith it lieth; and whatever it hath it hath stolen.

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Abdurrahim El-Keib Libyan Interim Prime Minister (from France24International)


Abdurrahim El-Keib Libyan Interim Prime Minister (from France24International)

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