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Dignity is a universal human concern; is prevalent in modern philosophical, moral and legal discussions; anchors different worldviews; and has different levels of meaning depending upon the context in which it is used.
Dignity is etymologically rooted in the Latin dignus or dignitas meaning "due a certain respect or worthy of esteem and honor." A fundamental inalienable dignity inheres in every human person by virtue of his uniqueness in distinction from all other men and from all other natural creatures.
Dignity is a permanent and inseparable quality of autonomous human beings because they can use their minds to judge what is right and what is wrong.
www.quebecoislibre.org /05/050515-16.htm   (2141 words)

 Dignity Partners, Inc., - 96CV4558 - Securities Class Action
Dignity's concerns in responding to this motion are to ensure that the Court is fully apprised of the privacy interests implicated by plaintiffs' discovery requests and to seek an order that will protect the individuals whose records are sought as well as the parties to this litigation.
Rather, Dignity seeks to ensure that this access is not obtained in a manner that would violate the privacy rights of third parties and thereby possibly subject Dignity to the prospect of future litigation.
Dignity's concern with this assertion is that the statutory restrictions on the disclosure of information sought by plaintiffs, as well as the liability recognized for such disclosure by several courts, leaves plaintiffs' conclusion far from clear.
securities.stanford.edu /1004/DPNR96/109.html   (2669 words)

 WELCOME to Dignity Detroit
Dignity Detroit is a faith community of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Catholics, their families and friends who unite to celebrate God's love for all persons.
Dignity envisions and works for unity, equality, and an end to all forms of hatred.
Dignity Detroit was founded in 1974 and met at Most Holy Trinity Church for 23 years before moving to Marygrove College in 1997.
www.dignitydetroit.org   (394 words)

 The Dignity of Democracy
And because the concepts of democracy and dignity are subject to different interpretations--all colored by cultural, political, and historical factors--I think quite often we tend to avoid the issue altogether.
As a result, we believe Taiwan deserves to be treated with appropriate dignity and respect as a major democracy, as a society committed to human rights and the rule of law, and as a key trading partner to much of the world, including the United States.
We strongly believe that dignity and respect are universal values; that when the dignity of one is belittled, the dignity of all is diminished; and that since dignity and respect are universal human values, these truths apply not only to relations between individuals in Taiwan but also to relations between states in the global community.
www.heritage.org /Research/AsiaandthePacific/HL715.cfm   (3434 words)

 Dignity Austin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
We believe that God created all persons in love, and many of us believe that being gay is a special spiritual calling.
We find Dignity to be a place for worship, for socializing with others like ourselves, and for visiting with our Creator.
Dignity is sometimes political, usually social, and almost always spiritual.
www.hometown.aol.com /dignityaus/daus.htm   (266 words)

 Dignity: Sexual Ethics- Experience, Growth, Challenge
On the weekend of May 17-19, 1985, ten members of Dignity met together in San Francisco to begin the process of fulfilling the mandate of a motion passed by the House of Delegates in Seattle in 1983.
An initial draft of the document was presented to the Dignity membership in Miami in July, 1987, and a final edition was completed in March, 1989, under the careful scrutiny of a professional editor.
That in partial recognition of Dignity's 20th Anniversary, a document be presented to the Executive House of Delegates for approval at that Body's meeting on the occasion of the 1989 International Convention.
www.assumption.edu /users/gerryweb/dignity.htm   (9188 words)

 Highlights of DignityUSA's History
In December, Dignity’s Statement of Position and Purpose is forwarded on national office letterhead to all members as an attachment to the monthly newsletter.
In June, a new Constitution for Dignity is forwarded to the membership for approval after having been reviewed by the leadership of all of the chapters and overwhelmingly approved for submission to the entire membership for a vote.
Included are resolutions commending Dignity’s ministry and challenging the church "to root out those structures and attitudes, which discriminate against homosexuals as persons." Most resolutions concerning Dignity and homosexuality are referred to the Pastoral Research and Practices Committee, headed by Bishop James Hickey.
www.dignityusa.org /archives/history.html   (4521 words)

 Dignity Village   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Meanwhile Dignity Village, one of those anomalies and seemingly insignificant bleeps on the edge of the radar screen that no one really notices, keeps bleeping and becoming brighter, shifting the paradigm as anomalies are wont to do, a harbinger of things to come that precedes the coming shift in human consciousness.
Dignity's current temporary freeze on admissions is necessary as we reconstruct the Village, tearing down sub-standard structures and replacing them with beautiful, environmentally-friendly ones as per our proposal.
Dignity was there in force at City Hall last week supporting crossroads' effort to repeal the camping ban once and for all with their Right To Sleep campaign.
outofthedoorways.org   (14521 words)

 Dignity Partners, Inc., - 96CV4558 - Securities Class Action Notice
Dignity was in the business of making viatical settlements -- transactions where individuals with terminal illnesses sell their life insurance policies at a discount to the policy's death benefit.
Dignity's financial statements were also false and misleading because Dignity ignored its historical policy collection data in estimating an insured's life expectancy, and failed to adjust its estimates to account for the increase in longevity of AIDS patients which Dignity had already experienced during 1995.
Dignity also repaid millions of its own indebtedness to Wells Fargo and renegotiated the terms of those agreements, releasing the Rotters and Perper from their personal guarantees of those borrowings.
securities.stanford.edu /1004/DPNR96/083.html   (5290 words)

 The President's Council on Bioethics: Staff Working Paper: Bioethics and Human Dignity
A third answer is that respect for the dignity and autonomy of all persons requires us to defer to the personal choice of a competent individual in such intimate matters, regardless of how he or she might decide.
A second problem with dignity in its classical sense is that it lends itself to invidious distinctions between one human being and another; it is not fully at home in democratic times, where it keeps uneasy company with the more characteristic democratic ideals of equality, freedom, easygoingness, and tolerance.
Dignity in this sense would give ethical guidance to us in answering the question of what we owe to those at the very beginning of life, to those at the end, to those with severe disability or dementia, and even to tiny embryos.
www.bioethics.gov /background/human_dignity.html   (4559 words)

 Treating Clients with Dignity
Dignity To treat people with dignity is to treat them as individuals, not members of a group or class.
To attack the dignity of others is to treat them as if they merely mirror their circumstances, as if they accept others' interpretations of their lives and are subject to other peoples' agendas."
Seltser and Miller suggest a "dignity impact statement" be used when considering policies or programs, to pay more attention to "softer concerns" such as autonomy and privacy in developing shelter rules and organizing facilities.
facstaff.uww.edu /homewords/dignity.html   (400 words)

 Dignity Housing - SupportiveServices
In order to move beyond Dignity, it is critical that tenants secure employment at a living wage.
Dignity also offers a number of Internships Opportunities to tenants every year, and financially supports advancements in education and training through the Dignity Education and Life Skills Scholarship Fund.
At Dignity Housing we believe that family-centered activities are a key component to developing healthy family interactions and building confidence in children and youth.
www.charityadvantage.com /dignityhousing/SupportiveServices.asp   (815 words)

 Varifrank: Dignity
Phillips had found his dignity as a man, as a human being, and no one was going to take it from him.
All around it are people who are no longer finding themselves property of the state and are slowly but surely working their way towards the dignity of citizenship over that of being a subject to the state.
Because of recent events, because of the memory of the horror (in their mind) of 1989,This thought has to be weighing heavily on the minds of the Communist leaders as they try to sleep in their silk pajamas.
varifrank.com /archives/2005/03/dignity_1.php   (1667 words)

 Dignity - Parenting - Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Dignity: The presence of poise and self-respect in one's deportment to a degree that inspires respect; loftiness and grace.
I saw the possibility of maintaining my dignity while giving my daughter the ability to receive and learn from that which I wished to impart, as my wife had given that opportunity to me.
And I saw that the result would be beautiful, in the way that all things are beautiful when they fall from the mind into the heart to be expressed by our actions and words.
www.chabad.org /magazine/article.asp?AID=92030   (1996 words)

 death with dignity * history and facts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In partnership with supporters and Death with Dignity National Center in Washington, DC, Oregon Death with Dignity successfully defended the law against numerous legal and political attacks -- including Measure 51 in 1997, two congressional efforts to nullify the law and legal battles in the federal courts.
In 2006, Death with Dignity National Center successfully defended the Oregon law before the Supreme Court in the 6 to 3 ruling in Gonzales v.
Table 4 (pdf): Death with Dignity end of life care for 246 Oregonians who died after ingesting a lethal dose of medication, by year, 1998-2005.
www.deathwithdignity.org /historyfacts   (831 words)

 Dignity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
According to Webster's dictionary, the word dignity means the quality of being worthy of esteem or honor; worthiness; i.e.
Dignity as the highest human value is an infinite goal to strive for.
They crave for their parents’ respect, not in return for their respect, but for the sake of their dignities as a highest value of a man. If parents don’t understand this fact and continue to complain, to accuse, to blame, they continue to encroach upon their children’s dignities.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dignity   (908 words)

 Breaking Ranks » Dignity (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
While people are equal not in their endowments or attainments, they have intrinsic value as human beings, in their dignity.
Likewise the right to pursue happiness is meaningless in the absence of the dignity inherent in full and equal citizenship.
Given the remarkable achievements of the identity-based liberation movements, it’s not unrealistic to imagine a day when everyone’s equal dignity will be as self-evident as everyone’s right to own property or to vote.
www.breakingranks.net.cob-web.org:8888 /weblog/dignity   (602 words)

 death with dignity * gonzales v. oregon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Eli D. Stutsman, JD, is a board member of Death with Dignity National Center and co-author of Oregon's Death with Dignity law.
The greater the state monitoring and standardization of physician-assisted dying, the fewer the patients who are subject to unsafe and unmonitored practices.
Oregon is a landmark Supreme Court case, several organizations have filed amicus briefs both in support and in opposition to the Oregon Death with Dignity Act.
www.deathwithdignity.org /historyfacts/gonzalesvoregon.asp   (1110 words)

None have been invited back, nor has there been any response to Dignity's repeated requests for conversation with local Bishops.
We celebrate Eucharist together at Sunday Mass in the Dupont Circle area in Washington, DC.
Those wishing to be included in the Dignity Center email listserv should contact us at dignity@dignitywashington.org.
www.dignitywashington.org   (393 words)

 Home page - Dignity Memorial
Offered through a network of more than 1,000 funeral, cremation and cemetery providers in the United States and Canada, the Dignity Memorial brand is your assurance of quality, value, caring service and exceptional customer satisfaction.
Dignity Memorial providers are committed to helping families create memorial services that will be long remembered for the manner in which they pay respect to the unique lives that have meant so much to family and friends.
Dignity Memorial funeral homes and cemeteries pride themselves on the breadth and depth of options they make available to families at their time of need or on a prearrangement basis.
www.dignitymemorial.com   (187 words)

 death with dignity * dwd   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The most common desire among those with a terminal illness is to die with some measure of dignity.
From advance directives to physician-assisted dying, death with dignity is a movement to provide options for the dying to control their own end-of-life care.
Death with Dignity National Center (DDNC) is the leader in this movement, successfully establishing, advancing and defending the landmark Oregon Death with Dignity Act -- a national catalyst for openly discussing and actively reforming end-of-life care for those who are terminally ill.
www.deathwithdignity.org   (198 words)

 Amazon.ca: The Dignity of Man : An Islamic Perspective: Books: Mohammad Hashim Kamali   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Dignity of Man: An Islamic Perspective provides the most detailed study to date on the subject of the dignity of man from the perspective of Islam.
M H Kamali sets out the proclamations on human dignity found in the Qur'an and then discusses topics pertaining to or resulting from human dignity: the physical and spiritual nobility of man; God's love for humanity; the sanctity of life; and the necessity for freedom, equality and accountability.
The Dignity of Man: An Islamic Perspective is part of a series of studies on fundamental rights and liberties in Islam and should be read with its companion volumes of Freedom, Equality and Justice in Islam, and Freedom of Expression in Islam.
www.amazon.ca /Dignity-Man-Islamic-Perspective/dp/1903682037   (402 words)

 Dignity/Washington (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
There was no contemporary legal or scientific support for this finding.
Following this letter, a majority of Dignity chapters were evicted from meeting on church property.
Many of our programs and events are held at the Dignity Center on Capitol Hill.
www.dignitywashington.org.cob-web.org:8888   (393 words)

 Welcome to Dignity/NY (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Dignity envisions and works for a time when LGBT Catholics are affirmed and experience dignity through the integration of their spirituality and sexuality and, as beloved persons of God, participate fully in all aspects of life within the Roman Catholic Church and Society.
For more than three decades, Dignity NY has provided spiritual strength and prophetic witness for the struggles of the LGBTQ community in New York City and beyond.
Dignity New York holds a weekly liturgy on Sundays at 7:30 PM at St. John's Episcopal Church, 218 W 11
www.dignityny.org.cob-web.org:8888   (401 words)

 Aging With Dignity
Sick people have come to fear losing their dignity or burdening their families more than they fear death.
We invite you to read welcoming remarks from Paul Malley, president of Aging With Dignity.
Or, click here to learn about Aging with Dignity's recent activities.
www.agingwithdignity.org   (331 words)

 DignityUSA - Liturgy
This website has been established to provide Dignity Chapters with a resource of information on all matters concerning Worship and Liturgy.
Dignity is a spirit filled community recognized for outstanding quality liturgies that nourish and sustain its members to live the Gospel admonition to feed the hungry, comfort the afflicted, clothe the naked, visit the prisoner, support the grieving and lonely.
Worship is varied and cutting edge providing an environment for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender members, their family and friends to grow in Christ Jesus and give witness to other Catholics, Christians, and people from other faiths.
www.dignityusa.org /liturgy/index.html   (221 words)

 CNN.com - Cult leader linked to beheadings asks to 'die with dignity' - Oct 6, 2006 (via CobWeb/3.1 ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Yahweh, 70, is asking U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke to order the federal Parole Commission to make a quick decision on whether to terminate parole in his case.
Weintraub and co-counsel Steven Polotsky want the judge to accelerate the process, in part because Yahweh's doctor says being on parole causes stress that is hampering his cancer treatment.
Cooke did not indicate when she would rule but ordered government attorneys to respond to Yahweh's petition this week.
www.cnn.com.cob-web.org:8888 /2006/LAW/10/06/cult.leader.ap   (489 words)

 Dignity Village   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
And we're pleased to post pics from December's Winter Solstice gathering at Dignity Village.
Dignity's emissary to Osaka's tent villages recently returned to this country.
Dignity's move to buy land meets with nuff resistence.
www.outofthedoorways.org   (14521 words)

 DIGNITY Los Angeles - Home Page
We took a statement of the then only recently completed Second Vatican Council (quote is in the box at the right) as our inspiration in the choice of a name for our organization.
In only a very few years, the organization had developed into the high-profile nationwide advocate for all GLBT persons that Dignity is today.
Anything that is underlined (in the text of any page of this website or in the two rows just below the banner at the top of each page of this website) links to more information, on this website (or elsewhere): just click on it to go there.
www.dignitylosangeles.org   (373 words)

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