Equality for men and women... something we might take for granted here in Canada. Yet around the world there are many people who do not know the luxary of "equality". The United Nations works hard to promote equality for men and women around the world... Yet in Iran, a country that is trying to join a new UN agency on the equality of women, has sentenced a woman to death by stoning. Yes stoning!!! Sounds barbaric and something out of ancient times, right? Even more unbelievable that the country wants to join a special board for the UN. It really is hard to believe... read the articles below.
A) REFLECTION QUESTIONS
As you read, think about the following questions...
1) What's the issue presented?
2) Why is this an issue to be concerned about?
3) Why should we Canadians be concerned?
4) Why are people around the world outraged by this event?
5) Whose rights are being abused?
6) How is Jesus present in this news story?
Who is being mistreated?
Who is helping?
B) HUMAN RIGHTS IN OUR WORLD: Find an article or newscast that also explores issues relating to human rights. In the form of a PARAGRAPH explain how it connects to this article. You must cite your source for the article (newspaper, on-line news source, or news channel, author of the article or story, and the date.)
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ARTICLES... SOURCE: cbc and ctv...
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Woman's stoning execution undecided: Iran
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 | 12:12 PM ET
The Associated Press
Iranian woman to be hanged Wednesday
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 | 10:05 PM ET
Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/politics/story/2010/11/02/ashtiani-stoning-cannon.html#ixzz15KDav4kQ
Iran loses bid to join UN Women
Saudi Arabia gets seat
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 | 6:26 PM ET
Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2010/11/10/un-women-agency-iran.html#ixzz15KJoebdC
Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2010/11/03/iran-stoning.html#ixzz15KCMV9b5