Friday, June 8, 2007

Human Rights


On the first day of my trip I ended up unexpectedly in Philadelphia. My hotel was close to several historical landmarks of the American Revolution. I've always had a fascination for Benjamin Franklin and his role in it. I visited his grave site at Christ Church. There I actually entered into the cemetery where he is buried, but as the grave is close to the street several people will reach through the fence protecting the cemetery and throw coins, especially pennies onto his grave site. Some reach out to touch it. I caught this woman in what was a quiet referential moment.

Not all people in the world have the human rights and freedoms that we have inherited. The voices that cry out for them include Amnesty International. Darfur is one of those places in the world and here is one way in which they are trying to help....

John Lennon's #9 Dream performed by R.E.M. for the Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur:

No comments:

Beauty Is...

  "Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it." -Anonymous  I went outside tonight and found the waning moon in a glow surrou...