On This Day
Amnesty International was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977 for securing peace, justice, and security in the world.
Amnesty International was born on this day in 1961. It is the largest human rights movement, with more than 3 million members in over 150 countries. Their mission is to end all grave abuse of human rights worldwide.
Summation of Spread
How truly free are you? Countless people have lost their lives so freedom could be passed on to future generations. We sip tea and read a book while a woman on the other side of the world lies naked in the corner of a jail cell for voicing her political opinion. Our children run off to school in the morning while in other countries a young girl is shot and killed on her school bus simply for wanting an education in a country repressing female rights. This spread explores everyone’s right to basic and essential human freedoms.
The Devil card’s darkest aspect is human rights violations, while the Star card represents ultimate freedom. The seven small stars represent the chakras of the human body, while the large star represents the free flow of cosmic energy.
Cast Your Cards
Cast the Freedom Spread’s cards in the shape of a candle. The candle is Amnesty’s symbol, based on the Chinese proverb “it is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.”
1. Am I free?
2. Do I have my dignity?
3. Do I have basic essentials?
4. Do I suffer at the hands of another?
5. Am I free to speak my opinion?
6. Am I free to leave my situation?
7. Do I have a support system?
8. Can I freely express my political opinion?
9. What can I do to help those who do not have basic human rights?