Humanity in Action

Humanity in Action is an international educational organization. We educate, inspire and connect a global network of students, young professionals and established leaders committed to promoting human rights, diversity and active citizenship—in their own communities and around the world.

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Humanity in Action is an international non-profit which aims to instill the values of human dignity and moral responsibility for the protection of the rights of minorities in a new generation of social, cultural, and political leaders by:

  • Engaging student leaders in histories of resistance to institutionalized violations of minority rights in democratic countries
  • Promoting the growth and development of young professionals dedicated to protecting human dignity and the rights of minorities
  • Building a multi-national, intergenerational network of present and emerging leaders in diverse professional fields who share these commitments

HIA believes that an important test of a genuine democracy is how it treats its minorities, and that the commitment to democratic values and the protection of minorities cannot be taken for granted in the United States and Europe.

Therefore, HIA seeks to engage younger generations in histories of resistance and to inspire them to fulfill their moral responsibilities to protect those in danger from institutionalized violations of minority rights. It seeks to strengthen the commitment of American and European university students to democratic values and foster their knowledge of resistance to intolerance—past and present.

The Holocaust, the most devastating example of human failure in the denial of rights to minorities, is the historical starting point for HIA. But HIA moves beyond the pathology of evil to explore the little studied norms of decency and human triumphs. Examples of moral rectitude and courage are central to all HIA inquiries. Concentrating on historic and contemporary examples of protection of minorities, HIA seeks to identify the conditions under which people act according to the highest principles, and to encourage university students to become morally responsive citizens.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

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