Augustinians Support Human Rights Day: December 10, 2016

Human Rights Day, December 10, 2016, reminds Augustinian friars that they are called to take a stand to defend and promote the basic human rights of all persons.

Augustinians invite and encourage all who identify with Augustinian spirituality and traditions to do likewise.

Human Rights Day 2016 marks the 68th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Declaration was adopted December 10, 1948.

2016 Motto: ‘Stand Up for Someone’s Rights Today’    

Today, extreme bigotry, hatred and disrespect for basic human rights are causing great fear in many parts of the world.

The 2016 Human Rights Day Motto, “Stand Up for Someone’s Rights Today,” reminds and challenges people everywhere to take a stand for humanity.

Many small actions can promote worldwide change.

And, as Jesus said, “. . . whatever you did for one of these least brothers or sisters of mine, you did for me.” (Matthew 25:40)

The Augustinians of the Midwest invite you to observe Human Rights Day by learning, praying, speaking and acting to ensure that basic human rights are respected everywhere.


Patrick Murphy

Patrick Murphy has been working with the Augustinians in fundraising and communications since 2010. He began working with the Augustinian Vocations office in 2015. He also holds a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management.