Human Rights


Gorilla activism
Sheila Liaugminas | Jun 2 2016 | comment  
See how fast a grassroots effort can be launched?

Rally and march against radical ideology that dehumanizes
Sheila Liaugminas | Jan 30 2015 | comment  
Are we talking about the Charlie Hebdo unity rally and demonstration? Or the March for Life?

Pope Francis and ‘soft power’ diplomacy
Sheila Liaugminas | Jan 16 2015 | comment  
He doesn’t soft-peddle his approach.

Why Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. marched
Sheila Liaugminas | Jan 22 2014 | comment  
Human dignity and human rights, “for all God’s children.”

House votes to ban late term abortion
Sheila Liaugminas | Jun 21 2013 | comment  
The horrors revealed in the trial of notorious abortionist Kermit Gosnell shook even pro-choice citizens and it won’t be the same again for the abortion movement. Which is probably why a bill to ban late term abortion made it to a floor vote in the House of Representatives this week, and the rhetoric about it got so dramatic.

UN studies ‘status of women’
Sheila Liaugminas | Mar 25 2013 | comment  
That requires a qualifier, depending on what constitutes the UN, and which group there is being cited.

Of Pope Benedict XVI and Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Sheila Liaugminas | Feb 22 2013 | comment  
So there, side by side in two top-of-the-fold articles in the Sunday New York Times the other day, were two stories that are seemingly unrelated, but are totally of a piece. A few days later now, they demand attention.

To really honor Dr. King
Sheila Liaugminas | Jan 22 2013 | comment  
First, respect the fact that he was the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Reverend first.

Obama sworn in
Sheila Liaugminas | Jan 22 2013 | comment  
On two Bibles, one formerly belonging to President Abraham Lincoln, the other to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Obama’s rhetoric on human trafficking
Sheila Liaugminas | Sep 28 2012 | comment  
He probably means what he says, or at least we should extend that presumption of goodwill. But he doesn’t say what he means, as proven by the policies his administration has enforced.

Cycling champion’s ‘Road to Valor’
Sheila Liaugminas | Jul 24 2012 | comment  
With the Tour de France just completed and the Olympics about to begin, many fans around the world are focused on sports celebrities and aspiring champions and stars all too often called heroes for excelling in athlethics. Let’s take a closer look at the true story of a man who deserves to be honored as all of the above.

South Sudan thirsty for independence
Sheila Liaugminas | Jul 19 2011 | comment  
Depending on where you get your news, the separation of Sudan into two territories is either great human interest news fraught with difficulty, or disastrous ongoing drama marked by violent ruptures.

They’re targeting Christians
Sheila Liaugminas | May 6 2011 | comment  
Though this is not new, it is intensifying.

Religious liberty not guaranteed
Sheila Liaugminas | Dec 9 2010 | comment  
For years we’ve seen signs that the constitutionally protected freedom of religion is under new and real threats. The temptation may have been to think ‘Yeah….but’…and not really believe it could become in America what it is in oppressive countries. If so, think again. (After all, remember…the Constitution was intended and worded to protect life. Look where that went.)

Disabilities Act has an anniversary
Sheila Liaugminas | Jul 27 2010 | comment  
And it may be short-lived.

Bureacratic bullies get pushback
Sheila Liaugminas | Dec 30 2009 | comment  
First, get power. Then, consolidate it. Next, break promises to the people who helped you get power that you would still recognize their autonomy on important issues. Don’t allow debate, shut down opposition. Exert control.

Over 47,200 signatures
Sheila Liaugminas | Nov 23 2009 | comment  
The Manhattan Declaration is growing and recalling Christians to conscience.

‘A radical redefinition of the term gender’
Sheila Liaugminas | Oct 15 2009 | comment  
In a report on the protection of human rights? In the context of counter-terrorism? What’s this about….?

UN-characteristic
Sheila Liaugminas | Sep 23 2009 | comment  
For all the ink spilled today on those notorious speeches on the floor of the United Nations General Assembly, I haven’t seen anything focus on what President Barack Obama referred to as the UN founding charter, its mission, and that of the United States….the universal human rights of all people everywhere.
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