Human rights legislation over the past 70 years has arguably resulted in some of the greatest advances for human society. People are able to seek protection against torture and discrimination, and are recognised to have rights to life, family relationships, freedom of religion and privacy.
Yet at the same time there are clearly many people in the world who have these rights violated on a daily basis.
The Government is looking at introducing a British Bill of Rights.
In this context, this resource is offered to help churches to reflect on what human rights meant to Christians and to the society we live in.
To download the resource click the link – Human Rights – Thoughts and reflections for churches
It is in five sections:
1. Background – what is the current state of human rights law and what is the government planning to do?
2. An introduction to thinking on human rights – looking at issues of dignity, the autonomous self, relationships and responsibilities, and human needs
3. The greatest commandment – a reflection on human rights and Matthew 22:34-40
4. Questions for reflection and discussion
5. Further resources
This resource can be used for individual or group study as the question of the future British approach to human rights grows in importance.
If you or your group has thoughts, comments or reflections after using this resource, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org