Thursday, May 15, 2008

Bloggers Unite for Human Rights...

Bloggers Unite

Today is a day for bloggers to come together and stand on one issue, this time it's human rights.

What can I possibly say about human rights? It's overwhelming and unbelievable to me that while I sit comfortably on my couch, there are people around the world suffering from unbelievable abuse.

In Darfur.

In Myanmar.

Even in our own backyard.

Around the world, there is violence against women, violence against children, terror in the streets.

What can we do?

We can sign a petition.

We can vote.

We can make phone calls and write letters.

We can put bumper stickers on our cars. (We can drive our cars less!)

We can travel and help and support.

And we must do all these things.

Because we can't stand idly by.

The world can't wait.

See more posts here.
Are you blogging about human rights today?
Leave me your link and I'll update this post to include you.

MomGrind has something to say about homelessness.

Read Marci's post about Rabbis for Human Rights.

Deb, Momof3Girls, has this great Thursday 13.

Amy, the Crunchy Domestic Goddess, is rounding up all the posts (and she promises her own later)

Miriam wrote about her own personal and close-to-home fight for rights.

8 comments:

Mama Zen said...

What a wonderful idea! I hadn't heard about this.

ilanadavita said...

I have no link to add but I have linked to your blog.

Vered said...

Thanks for the reminder!

This post is truly inspiring. There is so much pain in the world.

I blogged about homelessness.

Stacy said...

Great links Phyllis!

Marci B. said...

Yay!! You would have loved the Rabbis for Human Rights event last week in Central Park - 60 of us gathered to symbolize the 60 years of Israel. We sang, we prayed, we talked about human rights in North America and in Israel. Debbie Friedman led the music. Wish you could have been there!!

Marci B. said...

PS - I decided to write about the RHR-NA event :) I will be sure to link to you, if you would like to link to me.

Miriam said...

Beautiful! I can't wait to have time to read all the posts from today.

Mine: http://tinyurl.com/5p5lyf

Crunchy Domestic Goddess said...

excellent. thank you. :)

i finally got my post up very late last night:
Women, Children Resort to Eating Dirt Cookies in Haiti: The Global Food Crisis