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We are committed to learning the language of the “progressive measures” proclaimed by the people of the United Nations.
“Now, therefore, The General Assembly proclaims this Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the Member States themselves and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction.”
– Preamble, 1948, a Democrat US President sent a Republican former Vermont Senator as our UN Ambassador to cast the USA Yes Vote.
Weekly human rights adult forums begin with a commitment to applying the latest insights into the brain to moral and political discourse to expand empathy for and responsibility to human beings.
Research shows the most effective human rights advocates of any political party who happen to be parents or grandparents pick up a crying infant in their midst. If YOU don’t pick up crying infants in your midst and can’t even consider doing so, these forums are NOT for you. However, if you want to get better at nurturing behaviors and communications within YOUR organization, please consider joining us.
Human rights thought leaders are most effective when they reframe their particular human rights debate around UDHR Article 1 empathy. Article 1 states:
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.They are endowed with reason and conscience and must act towards each other in a spirit of brotherhood.
Human rights thought leaders continuing education begins with committing to responsibility as a core value of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights!
Human rights thought leaders are most effective when they reframe their particular human rights debate around UDHR Article 29 responsibility. Responsibility or duty comes in two forms – personal and mutual. Article 29 states:
1) Everyone has duties to the community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible.
2) In the exercise of his rights and freedoms, everyone shall be subject only to such limitations as are determined by law solely for the purpose of securing due recognition and respect for the rights and freedoms of others and of meeting the just requirements of morality, public order and the general welfare in a democratic society.
3) These rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.
Human rights thought leader arguments become stronger when we remind our hearers that the moral basis of their particular human rights passion is their commitment to empathy for and responsibility to the lives of all human beings who have been born. Empathy for and responsibility to human beings make freedom, opportunity, and prosperity possible. But our advocacy efforts are weakened without a commitment to reminding our hearers that all other rights are based on these core moral values.
Benefits to Thought Leaders Continuing Ed in the ESN USA
- Increase your understanding of cognitive science and linguistics in political and moral discourse
- Learn how to expand empathy in yourself and others
- Learn how to respond to conservatives
- Expand your personal sense of a nurturant purpose
- Give direction to your duty to care for self and others
- Strengthen your ability to communicate care more effectively
- Improve your collaboration skills needed in a caring society
- Reduce your feelings of helplessness and be the responsible change
- Increase your security in the knowledge of what counts as effective nurturant communication
- Build your oratory confidence with practice
- Improve your caring critical thinking through testimonials and conversations
- Meet other caring citizens who want to expand empathy in their communities
- Feel better after talking about human rights expansion
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Caring Thought Leaders Core Values
the soul of democracy
both personal and social
to govern with empathy and responsibility
reframes stronger military
reframes free markets
reframes lower taxes
reframes less government
reframes family values
George Lakoff's Resources
The basic idea is this: Dr. Lakoff's resources are free and open to all. He will provide framing suggestions regularly over social media, and whoever receives them can decide how to use them, and whether to share them or retweet them. Dr. Lakoff's process is bottom-up.
Dr. Lakoff also offers this framing service to activist organizations, media folks, and elected officials and their staff.
The Empathy Surplus Network USA is a charitable human rights thought leaders continuing education collective headquartered in Wilmington, Ohio. We fulfill our mission with adult weekly forums and partnerships with teachers and organizations to distribute complimentary copies of the Illustrated Universal Declaration of Human Rights to K-12 and college students. Donations are exempt from federal income taxation under section 501(a) and described in section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.