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Tag: Darfur

Human Rights Policies Without Teeth; Lips that flap, No Action to Follow

With the situation in Darfur still percolating and the news of Kosovo declaring independence and of course the US presidential campaign in full swing I have been thinking a bit about ‘human rights’ lately.  For example, I have been pondering what duty, if any, a person or nation has to those who are being oppressed (or slaughtered) in another place.  I have been pondering what kinds of action are permissible, even morally mandated, in the face of such oppressions and genocides.

I remembered back to my time at the International Academy on Apologetics and Human Rights which was held in … continue reading...

In Conformance to Reality: What does Virginia Tech ‘show’ us?

I’ve had quite a few things on my plate this last week so I didn’t have much of an opportunity to comment on the V-tech massacre, even if I had wanted to.  Having listened to some of the media coverage, I’m frankly glad that I wasn’t able to hear more.  The run to make political hay out of the event was atrocious in my view but I noticed that my own comments could have been percieved as more of the same.  I spent some time reflecting on what was different in my reaction and commentary and this post is part … continue reading...