The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)—controversial but essential. Their perspective is the U.S. Constitution, focusing on the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights exists to avoid a tyranny of the majority and the overreaching by government officials. As such, the ACLU sues to stop actions that may be very popular among some segments of […]
Human Rights Watch, founded in 1978, is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization working on human rights issues around the globe. Its staff of 400 country experts, lawyers, journalists, and academics publishes more than 100 reports and briefings on human rights conditions in some 90 countries, generating extensive coverage in local and international media. With the leverage this brings,
This is the third in our series on links to other sites. As described on their website, The Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning and Dialogue (formerly known as the Boston Research Center for the 21st Century) has the mission of “engaging diverse scholars, activists, and social innovators in the search for the ideas and solutions that will assist in the peaceful evolution of humanity.” So how does the Center do this? As noted in the “About” section of its website, here is what they say:
The second in our series of clips regarding our weblinks. Lawyers Morris Dees and Joe Levin founded SPLC in 1971. This is a group which we have included under the Humanism heading, for reasons that will be obvious as you read on. As their website notes, “In the decades since its founding, the SPLC has shut down some of the nation’s most dangerous hate groups
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife founded the Carter Center in 1982, in partnership with Emory University. By the time his presidency ended, his approval rating had dropped into the 30 percent range. As the head of the non-profit, non-governmental organization he leads, he now enjoys an approval rating in the mid 60% range.