City Transformation: Freedom of Speech
- Pray for the administrators and faculty at our higher education institutions, that they would provide an environment where the free interchange of ideas can flourish, value the free interchange of ideas, and support the rights of students with whom they might disagree.
Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in 1948, states that “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”
Yet in many of our institutions of higher ed, you can get suspended or expelled for something you said. This week we are praying for God’s wisdom and intervention to protect the freedom to discuss and seek the truth.