Saturday, November 22, 2008

Carmelite Focus for World Human Rights Day

A press release for Catholic Online:

TUCSON, AZ (NOVEMBER 22, 2008) - The Carmelite NGO, a non-governmental organization working with the United Nations, announced A Day of Prayer in observance of World Human Rights Day, December 10, 2008. The focus of the Day of Prayer is to call attention to the violence that is robbing people of their human rights.

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said, “It is our duty to ensure that these rights are a living reality – that they are known, understood and enjoyed by everyone everywhere.”

The Carmelite NGO is inviting people to join in solidarity with the peoples of the world that are suffering violence in any form - be it from war, hunger, lack of education, lack of medical care or lack of a healthy environment.

A booklet entitled “A Day of Prayer” designed specifically for use on December 10th is being made available at no charge for anyone interested. The booklet is an instrument of calling upon all to join in solidarity against violence in all it forms. This year Carmelites are especially asked to pray for victims of violence in Zimbabwe.

To obtain a copy of the “A Day of Prayer” booklet, email with your name and mailing address. Copies can also be downloaded from the website of the Carmelite NGO by clicking HERE.

The Carmelite NGO was affiliated to the Department of Public Information of the United Nations in December 2001. It is a representative body to the United Nations for the men and women around the world who are members of the Carmelite Order of the Catholic Church or its ministries.

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