Human Rights Day Reflection Assignment
The Ideals of human rights has only changed a few things In our recent history and because of this were still not In a better place as we go Into the 21 SST century. This Is due to the fact that things such as politics are being mixed with religion that has hindered progress In some countries such as Iran. Or the mistreatment of Jews and the severe amount of anti-Semitism during the Second World War. Focusing flirts on the speaker from Passages Canada, Marina Neat, she was a Christian-Iranian that lived in Iran until a few years after the revolution.
We see from the changes in Iran during the revolution to the present day that great strides being made in human rights have yet to be met in Iran. Formally known as the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iran has since 1979 controversially mixed religion with politics and with Just about everything. Iran doesn’t not provide many of the human rights that some nations Like Canada are fortunate to have. Such as the freedom of religion, where minority religious groups in Iran such as people of the Bah faith or Zoroastrian face unfair treatment.
Marina Neat talked about how when she was young and the revolution hadn’t happened, people her age were able to do whatever they want because they were free such as when she discussed about how she would go to her church just to find a date and how it all changed after 1979. Basic human rights such as the freedom to “say what you want” didn’t exist after the revolution as Marina learned the hard way. She explained how she had protested against the government along side her friends at school and on the student newspaper and was eater spied on which led to her being sent to Iran’s worst prison by the name of Vein.
More cases of a lack of human rights in the prison were found through her experience in Vein as she had been constantly tortured, raped, forced to marriage, and have her say taken away. In many of the sessions, we’ve heard from the speakers talking about how their lives were changed because of their basic rights being taken away from them. Whether It was because of their religion or their actions they have had some terrible experiences in the past such holocaust survivor Denies
Hans that had her family torn apart when Nazi Germany made it their mission to get rid of Jewish people. Like what we have learned in class about the big question, does God exist? Human rights states that you have “the freedom of thought”, meaning that you have the choice in your beliefs and religion. And although religion and God can be a beautiful thing, it must not be mixed with something such as politics that could lead to discriminating another ethnic/religious group different from their own.
For my second session I was within the company of guest speaker Denies Hans. Denies was born In France corning from a Polish family that was Jewish. During the Second World War herself and her family couldn’t even attend a synagogue without having to fear for their lives when Nazi Germany was influencing what was happening in Paris. Her Neat when she had lived in Iran during and after the revolution. Both had their rights taken away because of their religion.
In our class we learn to accept different faiths and acknowledge other religions and o put a barrier towards discrimination. Although looking at the present day in some countries, religion has forcibly been apposed by governments rather than having people choose what they want to do. Medication and stereotypes towards other religions has slowed down progress being made in the present day. The concept of religion and god I believe is a good thing but not enough people have learned how to use this in helping reach a better future but rather hinder it because of differences.