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Rights of Conscience and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Article 1.

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.They are endowed with reason and conscience . . .

Article 18.

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes . . . freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Eleanor Roosevelt (seen here speaking at the United Nations) chaired the committee that drafted and approved the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.