6 comments for “Questions and Answers on Human Rights Issues

  1. Gareth Howell
    03/08/2012 at 4:11 pm

    Thank to the noble lord;some useful questions to the Minister FCO on some pressing problems of religous persecution in the world.

  2. 03/08/2012 at 5:34 pm

    Lord Hylton,

    I appreciate your raising questions in a timely manner about Christians in China and the episcopate most of all. I have a warm spot in my heart for China where I have had many friends and good times but remember the ruinous building where I went to mass each week which also had no heat. The ill atteneded services grew and the building was repaired while I was there but our good priest was harassed at least twice including by an apparent priest who cooperated with improper activities. In addition person not acknowledged to be from the PSB and religious affairs but suspiciously like them hampered some attendees and sought to hamper me on at least one occasion.

    The struggle of these Christians was in Shandong and not near Shanghai but my mother has been since I left in 2005 and I have pictures of her with an Auxillary Bishop in Shanghai.

    The contribution of Christians to China from the Jesuits at the sages quarters and courts in the Imperial Court, to the countless Chinese Christians who have supported their country and its citizens in many ways and the efforts to build a strong and resilient society in justice must be acknowledged.

    Outside of Orthodox Christianity from the Nestorians to the Fighter for Heavenly Peace several Chinese Christian-derived movements have contributed to the ideals of progress and popular development which the Communist Party of China avows. It is time that Chrsitians are recognized and allowed more freedom in a steady policy. Others persecuted for religion ought also to be treated better. However, Christians are often singled out. They ought to be singled out for advancement in their contribution…

  3. MilesJSD
    05/08/2012 at 2:22 am

    The hidden underlurking, and occasionally overshadowing Causation-Context , influencing, often distorting “Rights” issues such as in

    human-rights,
    religious persecution,
    women’s rights’
    women persecution,
    minorities rights and persecution,

    is a Context I call “Mind-Functional-Blindness”;
    and it is often coupled with deliberate use of Fallacious Argumentations

    and often comes across as the traditional ‘freedom of emotion’ and ‘freedom of speech’ for
    “the pot to call the kettle black”.
    ———-
    No Nation,
    nor United Nations Branch
    nor Religion
    nor Judiciary
    nor NGO
    nor Community
    nor Education Authority.
    has yet recognised and holisticly supported the Common Need for Individual Human Development,
    and for the Essential Needs & Affordable-Hows thereof.

    One essential part, even major curriculum, of Individual Human Development must surely be the innately essential sevenfold human energy centres, and the daily balancing of the actual energies-content thereof.
    These seven innate human-energy-centres are called by various names.e.g.
    The Seven Sacramental Organs (Christianity);
    The Sefirots (Judaism);
    The Chakras (Hinduism);
    The Somatopsychic Centres (Pastoral Psychology: see “Lifestreams” by Boadella).
    and it will be found that other educational developers’ findings support the health and energy-balancing of these innate centres, such as by
    Body-Mind-Centering (see “Wisdom of the Body Moving” by Hartley),
    Continual Self-Awareness and Self-Control
    (see Moshe Feldenkrais; WT Powers; C. Dweck; certain “Mindfulness”-development practices (Jon Kabat Zinn, Mark Williams);
    and right-development of Imagination (see Ronald Shone “Creative Visualisation”; Eric Franklin “Inner Focus, Outer Strength”; Janet Goodrich “Natural Vision Improvement”).
    ==============
    Zooming-in here, for a particular instance or two of our need to each be Vigilant:
    1) Lord Hylton should surely have asked for Freedom from Discrimination for ALL minorities, and for ALL peoples;
    certainly for ALL women anywhere in the World; –
    not just for “Women living in the Middle East and North Africa”;

    2) GH should surely include ‘inter-religious persecution’, and both ‘government-to-religion’ and ‘religion-to-government’ malfeasance; as well as the somewhat ambiguously simplicised “religious persecution” ?
    ==============
    (I shall return , handbooks such as “How To Win Every Argument” by Madsen Pirie, at my elbow:

    not with the express intention of “winning”

    but certainly with the express intention of showing-up a Falsehood or Fallacy being inserted by any other participant.
    Sincerely, JSDM)

    • maude elwes
      07/08/2012 at 11:33 am

      And here is some information that links with this matter, albeit indirectly.

      http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/aug/01/israeli-pm-iran-nuclear-programme

      And you may well ask, what doea this have to do with us?

      If we take our foreign policy from the US and it attacks, Iran, then the UK has to, or, will support them.

      So, If the US launches an attack on Iran we would be backing the destruction of that country.

      Is this what the people of the UK want?

      • 07/08/2012 at 5:29 pm

        Maude,
        Notice the position of Secretary Panetta’s mouth and his lip which is open for a “K” sound and not curled as one usually is for an “n” sound. Then listen to the voice, he really seems to say “We will not allow Iraq to develop a nuclear weapon!”

        That is both an almopst definite truth and not very much news. Of course we are all taught to believe that while people made backroom concessions, used silly childish games as signals and sought plausibly deniable ambiguity for the first ten thousand years of diplomacy nobody does that now…

        Likely is is just an ambiguity of accent and enunciation…

        • maude elwes
          08/08/2012 at 11:59 am

          ROTFWL:

          So, Frank, like most of your political heroes, he forgot where he was and what year we are in.

          Doesn’t mean he was simply being diplomatic. It only shows Americans suffer badly, or. more than most, from jet lag.

          Iran was the issue, the response was in respect of that country.

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