Global Injustices

The CT Institute on Human Rights, “Freedoms Under Fire” (July 20), touches the core of truth of global injustices resulting from religious intolerances. One major corrective step would be to call upon the United Nations to cease to allow men or women from nations where such atrocities occur to serve in positions such as Secretary General or President of the General Assembly. Both positions are currently filled by men whose home countries (Egypt and Saudi Arabia) are among those whose violations of human rights are more than just suspect.

A second corrective would involve a six-year process culminating in formal reapproval of the complete 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (on the document’s fiftieth anniversary, Oct. 12, 1998), and to make the declaration binding on all UN member nations.

F. M. Womack

Erwin, Tenn.

The Intellect And Action Behind Robertson’S Words

Thank you for the well-stated editorial on Pat Robertson [“Here’s to You, Mr. Robertson,” July 20], He puts his intellect to work and action behind his words. He and his associates are responsible for a large measure of practical blessing to many, and are engaged in spiritual battles on behalf of us all.

Carolyn Mattson

Canton Center, Conn.

Singing With The Worms

I have a confession to make, one that comes hard to a long-playing parishioner like myself: Hymns give me problems. I’m not referring merely to the embarrassment of bellowing lustily into verse four, when the song leader has called only for verses one through three. I have trouble understanding some of the hymns.

To be honest, often when I’m singing, my vocal chords are running on cruise control. You could slip just about anything with a G clef in front of me—dietary laws from Leviticus, ...

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