We have to bring the world together and learn to live as one

United We have to bring the world together and learn to live as one 7 billionSometimes our musicians capture in few words ideas at the heart of human rights.  This article is dedicated to the song “United”, which was produced by a group of musicians “Playing for Change”.  They wrote the song in cooperation with 7 billion actions, bringing together musicians from around the world.

Where some might see the figure of 7 billion as a cause of alarm, these musicians see 7 billion human hearts.

As 7 Billion Actions say on their webpage:

7 Billion Actions is connecting people and creating positive change through the universal language of music. Music has the power to break down boundaries between people. Music transcends geographical, political, economic, spiritual and ideological distances, uniting people everywhere as one human race.[1]

The lyrics of “United” captures their message:

We have to bring the world together

We have to live as one

This is the answer for the people

Who lost their loved ones from war.

This is the answer for the people

Who lost their loved ones from hunger.

We often think of human rights in terms of equality and freedom.  “United” focusses on the third great theme found in article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – what it calls ‘the spirit of brotherhood’.

Here is a video of United.

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  1 comment for “We have to bring the world together and learn to live as one

  1. tracy
    October 3, 2012 at 3:05 am

    BEAUITFUL !!!

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