Wednesday, 15 August 2012

World Humanitarian Day on Sunday 19th August

The following is taken from the United Nations Association website

Everyone can be a humanitarian - World Humanitarian Day 2012

19 August is World Humanitarian Day and the UN is asking us all to become humanitarians by pledging to do something good - anything from helping a neighbour with their shopping to volunteering for a local organisation to supporting international relief efforts.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

American Perspective on International Religious Freedom

The following article written by Denis McDonough, the Deputy National Security Advisor is taken from the White House blog:

'International Religious Freedom: A Human Right, A National Security Issue, A Foreign Policy Priority'

The Department of State released its annual report on the state of international religious freedom around the globe. This can be accessed at:

Secretary Hilary Clinton's remarks on the release of the report at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peaceare also available:

Here is an extract: "Religious freedom provides a cornerstone for every healthy society. It empowers faith-based service. It fosters tolerance and respect among different communities. And it allows nations that uphold it to become more stable, secure and prosperous.” – Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton