Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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Saint Leo University Core Value on Community as it compares to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Saint Leo University maintains its core value of community which is comparable to the universal declaration of human rights. Saint Leo University, a catholic based institution was created to promote an environment for everyone to be incorporated in a spirit of “belonging, unity, and interdependence which is based on mutual trust and respect.” Within the explanation of St. Leo’s core value of community it goes on to state that by “mutual trust and respect to create a socially responsible environment that challenge all of us to listen, to change, and to serve.” When observing how that is similar to the universal declaration of human rights the same expressions can be followed. Within the preamble of the declaration it states that all people and all nations shall “strive by teaching and education to promote respect and effective recognition and observance.” Respect for others is fundamental values for both St. Leo as well as the declaration.

Article one of the declaration reads “humans are born free and should be allowed to remain free, equal in dignity and rights.” There are reasons and conscience that all should respect and coexist with each other in the spirit of brotherhood. In 1898 St. Leo decided to end segregation in the campuses in the Deep South. Article Seven of the declaration explains that “all are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. St. Leo also embraces equality for all with trust and respect. St. Leo explains that it welcomes learners of all religions and even those who have not religious affiliation making no room for discrimination of others religious choices. The declaration of human rights explains that all shall be free from discrimination and are entitled to all that rights and freedoms set forth within, without distinction of any kind. It goes on to list some...
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