As we wind down a very long and trying 2020, our thoughts are with you and your families during the holiday season!
And just like Socius and our larger communities are diverse, so too are the ways people around the world celebrate, worship and recognize this time of year.
Here are some year-end holidays from around the world – click on the holiday for more information:
December is a wonderful time to not just celebrate holidays, but also recognize that while we are all different and unique, we have one thing in common – we are all HUMAN! And with all that is going on in the world and in our neighborhoods, there is perhaps no better time than now to observe Universal Human Rights Month. Let us take some time to remember this commonality and promote the equality each of us deserves!
Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status. Human rights include the right to life and liberty, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to work and education, and many more. Everyone is entitled to these rights, without discrimination. (source: United Nations)
In 1948, the United Nations wrote a document called the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The very first article of the Declaration makes its purpose clear. It states:
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity andUniversal Declaration of Human Rights
rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and
should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
The rest of the document lists out what these rights are, and further emphasizes the importance of working towards protecting freedom for all. CLICK HERE for more information on the declaration.
Human Rights Aspects to Embody:
D&I Committee Member
“Diversity is acknowledging and embracing people’s gender, ethnicity, race, religion, ideologies and all the components of being human that make us different.”
–Hayley Phillips, Committee