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UN Day Celebration

Posted by Margaret on Friday, Dec 9, 2011

Every year the local UN Association organises an inter-faith Celebration of the Universal Charter of Human Rights. This years theme is the family, based on Article 16:

(1) Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.

(2) Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses.

(3) The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State.

Representatives of various organisations that are members of Suffolk Inter-Faith Resource will make a contribution, and all are welcome. There will be a speaker from a humanist perspective.

We will be in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 42 Sidegate Lane (opposite Northgate School), Ipswich, IP4 4HX. Dont let the venue put you off its not catching!

The celebration last about an hour and is followed by refreshments.

As the theme for this years celebration is the family it has been decided to include the local charity Families in Need known also as FIND. FIND helps anyone living within 25 miles radius of Ipswich who is deprived of a minimum standard of living, be they single, families, lone parents, children, elderly, sick or disabled. Referrals may come from: Social Services; General and Psychiatric Hospitals; The Homeless Family Unit; Victim Support; Salvation Army; Asylum & Refugee Support Agencies; Women’s Aid; The Probation Service; YMCA & YWCA; Ipswich Community Resource Centre; Family Centres; Health Centres; and other charities. For more information please see FIND. To help FIND please will you consider bringing a gift for FIND to the Human Rights Celebration on Saturday.

The items they most need are toilet rolls, washing powder/liquid (not washing up liquid), baby food and powdered milk.

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