The minutes of the July meeting are available here thanks to group member Lesley for preparing them. A full meeting in which we discussed the death penalty report; the results of the stall; the film at the Arts Centre; social media statistics; the meeting at the Cathedral and the BBQ in August. We also discussed the letter sent to John Glen about the Maldives (reply awaited).
Groups meet in Salisbury
Members of the Salisbury; Mid Glos and Ringwood groups met on Sunday 17 April to view the tapestry in the Cathedral and to take part in a video being put together by the Salisbury group, further details of which can be found in the minutes. The group is grateful for the two groups taking the time to come all the way to Salisbury for this.
February meeting minutes
The minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 11th February are available thanks to Lesley.
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Group minutes for January
The group met for a business meeting yesterday and the Minutes are now completed.
Tapestry: detailed pictures, final set
The last set of pictures of the panels on the tapestry currently in the entrance to the Chapter House at Salisbury Cathedral. Each panel represents an article from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Video
Article 26: Everyone has the right to an education, elementary schools should be free and compulsory. Contributed from the Southampton City group.
Article 27: Everyone has the right to freely participate in the cultural life of the community. Team effort this by Fay, Janet, Sharon, Sue and Gretel, members of the Romsey group.
Article 28: Everyone is entitled to a social and international order in which the rights and freedoms set out here can be fully respected. The third panel by our Regional Representative, Caroline Butler.
Article 29: Everyone has duties to the community. This is the second panel in the tapestry contributed by a refugee group, this time GARAS, the Gloucester Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers. GARAS offers support to those seeking asylum in Gloucestershire; welcoming them when they arrive; advocating for them in their daily struggles; supporting them if they face being sent back, as well as helping them adjust to their long term future if they are recognised as refugees.
Article 30: No one has the right to act in such a way as to destroy the rights and freedoms set in in this declaration. The fourth panel from the Southampton City group.
Tapestry: detailed pictures 5
Nearly there: this is the fifth batch of detailed pictures of the tapestry now in the entrance to the Chapter House at Salisbury Cathedral. Previous blogs have shown the first twenty panels. Any errors of if you want to add some detail, please get in touch and we shall be happy to oblige.
Article 21: Everyone has the right to take part in the government off their country. Voting should be regular and secret, and all votes should have equal value. Another panel from the Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch group.
Article 22: Everyone as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to realisation of economic, social and cultural rights. This panel made by the West Wilts group.
Article 23: Everyone has the right to work and those doing the same work should get equal pay. Everyone has the right to form and join a trade union. A second panel from the West Wilts group.
Article 24: Everyone has the right to rest and leisure including reasonable working hours and paid holiday. A third panel from the Frome group, this time by Fiona and Jeanne.
Article 25: Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for health and wellbeing. People should be helped if they cannot earn a living. A third panel from the Bristol group.
Tapestry: detailed pictures 3
This is the third set of detailed pictures from the tapestry currently on display at Salisbury Cathedral at the entrance to the Chapter House where a copy of Magna Carta is displayed. It illustrates the articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. A picture of the whole thing is on an earlier blog with a short video.
Article 11: Everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty. This panel prepared by Rona Keene of the Bristol group.
Article 12: No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with their privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor attacks upon their honour and reputation. Another panel by Cari a member of the Frome group.
Article 13: Everyone has the right to freedom of movement. Prepared by the Farringdon group.
Article 14: Everyone has the right to seek and enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution. People lose this right if they do not respect what is written here. Another panel from the Southampton City group.
Article 15: Everyone has the right to a nationality. Another panel from the Bristol group this time prepared by Sarah Heath.
Any errors or if you want to add a name please let us know .
Tapestry: detailed pictures 2
This is the second batch of detailed pictures from the tapestry. See a previous blog showing the full thing in all its glory and also a short video clip.
Article 6: Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law. This panel contributed by the Southampton group.
Article 7: All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. Made by Caroline Butler on behalf of the Cheltenham and Gloucester group.
Article 8: Everyone has the right to legal help when rights granted by a country to its citizens are not respected. Rachel Berry made this on behalf of the mid-Gloucester group. She also did No: 5.
Article 9: No one should be subject to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile. Made by Cari and Judy, members of the Frome group.
Article 10: Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal. Made by Caroline Butler, the Regional Representative, for the groups in the south.
As before, if there are errors or anyone wants to add something, please get in touch or send a comment through this site.
Tapestry: detailed pictures
In a previous blog we showed the now complete tapestry which is on display, with kind permission of the Cathedral Authorities, outside the Chapter House where one of the extant copies of Magna Carta is displayed. The tapestry illustrates the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights ratified in December 1948 in Paris. In this, and subsequent blogs, we will be showing detailed pictures of the panels with appropriate attribution to their creators. We will be showing them in batches of five. Overall credit must go to Caroline Butler, the South Region Representative (AI), whose idea this was and who worked hard to bring this tapestry to its successful conclusion.
Most reading this will not be in the Salisbury area and thus may not be able to see it, but it has generated a lot of interest from visitors to the Magna Carta. We hope in due course that it will go on to be displayed elsewhere in the south region.
This is Article 1: All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. Prepared by Liz James-Froud on behalf of the Bath Group.
Article 2: Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedom regardless of race, colour, sex, language, religion, belief, race or origin. Prepared by Liza Lishman a member of the Swindon and Marlborough group.
Article 3: Everybody has the right to life, liberty and security of person. This panel prepared by someone from the Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch group.
Article 4: No one shall be held in slavery or servitude. Dot Atkins of the Isle of Wight group.
Article 5: No one should be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. This panel prepared by Rachel Berry of the Mid Gloucester group.
If there are any corrections or additions, please get in touch. The next set of panels will be posted up soon.
Tapestry on display
The tapestry assembled by members of the South Region of Amnesty International, is now on display at the entrance to the Chapter House in Salisbury Cathedral. Each panel represents one of the clauses of the UN Convention on human rights which led ultimately to the Human Rights Act in the UK. It is this act that the current Conservative government wants to abolish. The Chapter house is where one of the surviving copies of Magna Carta is displayed. We are extremely grateful to the Cathedral Authorities for giving us this space to display the tapestry. It will be on display for a few months and then will go on display elsewhere in the south region.