As World Citizens, we work to safeguard and implement all human rights – civil and political, economic, social, and cultural – as the foundation of a just world society. Today, we see the rise of a new spirit of liberty and democracy throughout the world. The old structures of oppression and domination are crumbling — those of caste, class, gender and nation. In place of repression, there are new institutions of popular participation. These efforts of transformation merit support. The path may yet be hard, but the direction is set. Your cooperation in these tasks is welcome.
Rene Wadlow, Representative to the United Nations, Geneva, Association of World Citizens
IT is a beauteous evening, calm and free,
The holy time is quiet as a nun
Breathless with adoration; the broad sun
Is sinking down in its tranquility;
The gentleness of heaven broods o'er the sea:
Listen! the mighty Being is awake,
And doth with his eternal motion make
A sound like thunder - everlastingly.
Dear Child! dear Girl! that walkest with me here,
If thou appear untouched by solemn thought,
Thy nature is not therefore less divine:
Thou liest in Abraham's bosom all the year,
And worship'st at the Temple's inner shrine,
God being with thee when we know it not.