THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
by Northern California Ecumenical Council
San Francisco, California, United States
Undated, mid or late 1980s?
Brochure explains that the Northern California Ecumenical Council established its Department of Human Rights to help the religious community more fully understand issues in areas of the world where the United States’ impact is significant. Participants are committed to creating an international climate where the dignity and sacredness of each person is respected and the human rights of all are guaranteed. The Department of Human Rights brings together five organizations working in the religious community: Bay Area Ecumenical Committee of Concern for Chile, Nicaragua Interfaith Committee for Action, Northern California American Indian Ministry, Philippine Education Support Committee, and Stop Banking on Apartheid. Through these groups, the Department provides a range of resources concerning mission and global justice education for congregations, women's circles, mission conferences, and ecumenical events. People-to-people contacts are emphasized through projects that raise material aid, itinerate visiting speakers, and provide channels for response to critical situations in targeted areas. Common concerns include hunger, land usage, and redress for women, indigenous peoples and trade unionists.
Collection: Miloanne Hecathorn papers