Human Ecology and Rights

A related theme for ongoing study and group reflection at this centre is the subject of Human Ecology and Rights. Being created by God, as man and woman, in His own image and likeness, is the basis of human dignity, which, in turn, leads to true and just claims for human rights. The human person has a nature which must be respected and cannot be manipulated at will by making false claims to rights which are contradicted by the embodied dignity of the human person. Human rights are intended to protect and justly order the inalienable dignity in human difference and not become political instruments to impose a secularist uniformity.