To be used by Islam to promote/protect itself while it disregards the overwhelming majority of it in pursuit of its manifest destiny.
Whereas it is imperative that the world’s religions be included as a positive resource for human rights;
Whereas the communities of faith have determined that the fullest account of human life includes material well-being as well as social, cultural, communal, environmental, and spiritual well-being;
Whereas religions urge human beings to create and sustain a just society that includes the promotion and protection of fundamental human rights;
Whereas religions of the world teach the fundamental truth of the oneness of the human family;
Whereas the various communities constituting the people of the world must exchange not only ideas but also ideals;
Whereas the conscience of people of faith has been shaken by individuals and authorities within the world’s religions who have failed to defend human rights and have committed atrocities and violations of human rights in the name of religion, including acts of terrorism;
Whereas forms of violent ideological extremism, religious and secular, continue to threaten the realization of human rights;
Whereas the human rights of an individual deserve protection independently of the fulfillment of duties by that individual, but the conception and implementation of human rights are integrally related to the performance of moral and legal duties;
Whereas religions recognize that the full realization of human rights depends on the fulfillment of duties at many levels of society;
Whereas the failure to acknowledge and redress the injustices done to victims of racism, sexism, religious discrimination, nationalism, imperialism, classism, casteism, and any other form of oppression is inimical to the full realization and flourishing of human rights;
The following Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the World’s Religions is proposed to complement the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 10, 1948.
A UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS BY THE WORLD’S RELIGIONS 4
Everyone has the right to be treated with respect as a human being and has the duty to treat others with respect as human beings, in the spirit of brotherhood and sisterhood.
As members of one human family, everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, sexual orientation, language, religion or belief, political or other opinion, national, indigenous, or social origin, caste, class, ownership of property, birth, physical or mental disability, or other status.
ARTICLE 3 1.
Everyone has the right to life, liberty, and security of person. 2. Everyone has the right to healthy food and clean water necessary for sustenance and survival. 3. Everyone has the right to a safe and healthy environment and sustainable access to resources, such as land, shelter, food, water, and air. 4. Everyone has the duty to promote the full realization of the right to life, liberty, and security of a person. 5. Everyone has the right to be cared for with compassion and respect for one’s wishes regarding medical treatment at the end of life, and everyone has the duty to respect this right. 6. Everyone’s choices regarding the disposition of one’s body should e honoured, and bodies of the deceased should be treated with respect.
ARTICLE 4 1. No one shall be subjected to slavery or servitude, the slave trade, forced labour, bonded labour, child labour, sexual exploitation or abuse, or human trafficking. These human rights abuses shall be prohibited in all their forms. 2. Everyone has the duty to take reasonable steps to prevent and end slavery or servitude, the slave trade, forced labour, bonded labour, child labour, sexual exploitation or abuse, and human trafficking, in all their forms.