Augustinians observe

Human Rights Day

A day to remember the inalienable rights which everyone is entitled to as a human being - regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status

Human Rights in a Post-COVID World

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December — the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). According to the United Nations, the UDHR is a milestone document that proclaims the inalienable rights which everyone is entitled to as a human being – regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Available in more than 500 languages, it is the most translated document in the world.

Human Rights Day is a day in which Augustinians friars renew their commitment to take a stand to defend and promote the basic human rights and human dignity of all persons.  It is one of seven UN days the Augustinians specifically set aside for prayer, education, and action.  

Augustinians of North America at 2016 Convocation

An Augustinian Perspective

Below is a curated selection of posts that provide an Augustinian perspective on the dignity of the human person and how the life and teachings of Augustine provide wisdom for how to work for justice and peace in our world today.

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