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  • "They're cutting down his forest, which is immense."

    This threatening word from the book of the Prophet Jeremiah stands above the VEM Human Rights Action 2020 on the topic "Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples".

UEM discusses human rights of indigenous peoples

"Because they are cutting down his forest, which is immeasurable" - this threatening word from the book of the Prophet Jeremiah stands above the Human Rights Action 2020 of the United Evangelical Mission on the issue "Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples", which was opened on 13 December 2019 by Christoph Strässer, former Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights and Humanitarian Issues and Dr. Fransina Yoteni, representative of the Protestant Church from West Papua (Indonesia), in the Wuppertal Mission House.

This year the fires in the rainforests of the Amazon in Brazil have shown that not only the livelihoods of the indigenous people in Brazil are threatened, but that the livelihoods of all people on this planet are endangered by the progressive destruction of the rainforest. The main victims are indigenous peoples who are being displaced and structurally destroyed, but also animals and plants that are threatened with extinction.

In the UEM communion, churches in Asia and Africa are committed to the rights and protection of indigenous communities, including West Papua in Indonesia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Botswana and the Philippines.

"As United Evangelical Mission, we stand up for the rights of indigenous people and for their survival in the face of land theft, deforestation, exploitation of raw materials and destruction of the environment," said Dr Jochen Motte, Head of the Human Rights Department of UEM.

The opening of the UEM campaign is linked to International Human Rights Day on 10 December. Background information, liturgical material for church services as well as topic-related educational material for schools and congregations are summarized in a brochure.

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Former Human Rights Campaigns (English versions)

2019 - What will we dress in?

This question stood over the human rights campaign of UEM in 2019. Not the worry of having anything to wear at all, but the agony of choice is a challenge for many people in Germany in view of the morning view into an overflowing wardrobe.

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2018 - "Don't make me" - outlaw violence against women

The theme of the Human Rights Day action on 10 December 2018 was women's rights. Women from all UEM regions regularly discuss women-specific issues.

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Photo: A. Jäger/UEM
Rev. Dr. Jochen Motte
Executive Secretary JPIC, Deputy General Secretary
Rudolfstrasse 137
42285 Wuppertal
jpic@vemission.org
+49 0202 89004-168
Photo: A. Jäger/UEM
Katja Bähr
Administrative Assistant
Rudolfstr. 137
42285 Wuppertal
baehr-k@vemission.org
+49-202-89004-142
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