The debate over human rights has been marked by a social divide – progressives versus conservatives. (I say social rather than political, as there are social progressives on the conservative political side and vice versa.) Behavioural psychologist, Jonathan Haidt, explained in a recent TED talk ["The real difference between conservatives [...]
Why Human Rights?
We all know injustice when we meet it. Can you recall an early memory of an injustice? One of mine happened at school: I got busted for talking while the teacher was. He must have been [...]
Visit the ABC show, Encounter, for an excellent overview of the intersection of religious faith and human rights. The programme interviews impeccable sources and leading scholars. IsaiahOne was also honoured to be interviewed for the programme. Available at: http://www.abc.net.au/rn/encounter/stories/2010/2791313.htm
The acclaimed radio show explores the connections between religion and life. Encounter invites the listener to make [...]
“For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men.” (1 Peter 2:15, NIV)
The early Christians faced a sceptical, sometimes hostile world which harboured fears – without basis – of the harm Christianity might do. Christians were thought to be dangerous. Eugene Peterson’s paraphrase in The Message [...]