Inequality is not only a threat to economic and social rights—it threatens the realization of all forms of rights everywhere. At the global level, economic crises, armed conflict, public health emergencies, food insecurity and climate change have all threatened the realization of human rights. Within this constellation of factors, the alarming intensification of inequality in income and wealth has emerged as another area of growing concern.
People experience inequalities across a number of dimensions, for example in educational attainment, health and in the distribution of power. The free time men and women have is unequally distributed, once demands for both paid and unpaid work are taken into account. Inequalities are also measured between individuals, between households, between social groups (e.g., race, gender, and ethnicity) and between countries.
Everyone should have equal opportunity to claim their rights and human rights principles apply to all persons equally.
FAAVM contributes to peace and development through volunteers contribution, working with partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing an increasing number and diversity of volunteers, including experienced FAAVM Volunteers, throughout the world. FAAVM embraces volunteerism as universal and inclusive, and recognizes volunteerism in its diversity as well as the values that sustain it: free will, commitment, engagement and solidarity.
“An Interfaith Dialogue for Peace and Security” is a milestone in interfaith research and teaching. It brings acceptance and more in-depth understanding of various religious, spiritual and philosophical beliefs. My hope is that we can promote respect and tolerance towards people of differing religious and philosophical views and practices. This publication also serves as a reference material for doctoral student, professors, scholars, academic institutions, teachers; and anyone interested in furthering understanding of world religions.
The FAAVM Volunteer Program is the FAAVM organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. Volunteerism is a powerful means of engaging people in tackling development challenges, and it can transform the pace and nature of development. Volunteerism benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer by strengthening trust, solidarity and reciprocity among citizens, and by purposefully creating opportunities for participation.
When you become a member of FAAVM, you are doing more than joining an organization; you are becoming a part of a community. Our membership community is the reason we've been able to protect, defend, and fight for our civil rights and human rights for over a decade.
Over the past decade, we have all fought together and won many of the freedoms and equality that we had long been denied. But the times ahead are just as critical as the past decade. By joining our organization, you can become one of the most important members of the FAAVM family. We need your membership to fight the socioeconomic and sociopolitical disparities that are still so prevalent in Canadian education, jobs, housing, health care and criminal justice systems. Become a member and take a stand for your civil rights in your community.
Student Annual: $15.00
Senior Annual: $20.00
Adult Annual: $30.00