Religion and Human Rights

The relationship between religion and human rights is both complex and inextricable.

Religion and Human Rights

Author: John Witte Jr.

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019991334X

Page: 416

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The relationship between religion and human rights is both complex and inextricable. While most of the world's religions have supported violence, repression, and prejudice, each has also played a crucial role in the modern struggle for universal human rights. Most importantly, religions provide the essential sources and scales of dignity and responsibility, shame and respect, restraint and regret, restitution and reconciliation that a human rights regime needs to survive and flourish in any culture. With contributions by a score of leading experts, Religion and Human Rights provides authoritative and accessible assessments of the contributions of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Confucianism, Buddhism, and Indigenous religions to the development of the ideas and institutions of human rights. It also probes the major human rights issues that confront religious individuals and communities around the world today, and the main challenges that the world's religions will pose to the human rights regime in the future.

Religious Human Rights in Global Perspective

This volume and its companion Religious Human Rights in Global Perspective: Religious Perspectives are products of an ongoing project on religion, human rights and democracy undertaken by the Law and Religion Program at Emory University.

Religious Human Rights in Global Perspective

Author: John (jurista) Witte

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9789041101761

Page: 597

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In this 'Dickensian century' of human rights, the world has cultivated the best of religious rights protections, but witnessed the worst of religious rights abuses. In this volume, Jimmy Carter, John T. Noonan, Jr., and a score of leading jurists assess critically and comparatively the religious rights laws and practices of the international community and of selected states in the Atlantic continents. This volume and its companion Religious Human Rights in Global Perspective: Religious Perspectives are products of an ongoing project on religion, human rights and democracy undertaken by the Law and Religion Program at Emory University.

Religion Secular Beliefs and Human Rights

This second edition of the book updates the information on relevant developments that took place in the time elapsed. and incorporates several new chapters on important issues related to religious freedoms.

Religion  Secular Beliefs and Human Rights

Author: Natan Lerner

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9047410017

Page: 238

View: 565

This second edition of the book updates the information on relevant developments that took place in the time elapsed. and incorporates several new chapters on important issues related to religious freedoms. Such are the chapters on freedom from religion, religion and freedom of association, religion and freedom of expression (including the controversy with respect of defamation of religions), and group rights and legal pluralism. The order of the chapters has been rearranged.

Faith and Human Rights

This book argues that the idea of human rights is not exclusively religious, but that its realization in practice requires urgent action on the part of people of all faiths, and of none.

Faith and Human Rights

Author: Richard Amesbury

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1451408455

Page: 146

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This book argues that the idea of human rights is not exclusively religious, but that its realization in practice requires urgent action on the part of people of all faiths, and of none. Acknowledging the ambiguous moral legacy of their own tradition, Christianity, the authors draw on christological themes to draft blueprints for a culturally sensitive "theology of human rights."

Religion Human Rights and International Law

Pt. 1. Introduction -- Freedom of religion in international law -- Women's human rights and religion: how do they co-exist? pt. 2. Reflections on religion, human rights and international law -- The twain doth meet!

Religion  Human Rights and International Law

Author: Javaid Rehman

Publisher: Studies in Religion, Secular B

ISBN:

Page: 569

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Pt. 1. Introduction -- Freedom of religion in international law -- Women's human rights and religion: how do they co-exist? pt. 2. Reflections on religion, human rights and international law -- The twain doth meet! A preliminary exploration of the theory and practice of as-Siyar and international law in the contemporary world -- Religion as a source of international law -- Human rights and cultural relativism: the false dichotomy -- Some arguments on the universality of human rights in Islam. pt. 3. Religions, values and constitutionalism within international human rights law -- Religion within the refugee context: squaring the circle? -- The advent of proportional human rights and the dignity inherent in individuals qua human beings -- The religiosity of jus cogens: a moral case for compliance? -- Why the Hindu caste system presents a new challenge for human rights. pt. 4. Islam, state practices and contemporary international law -- The role of Islam in human rights and development in Muslim states -- Human rights, natural justice and Pakistan's Shariat courts -- Women, Islamisation and human rights in Pakistan: developing strategies of resistance -- Nation-building in an Islamic state: minority rights and self-determination in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. pt. 5. Islam, minorities rights and the implications of 9/11 -- Multiculturalism and extremism: international law perspectives -- Prayers, planners and pluralism: protecting the rights of minority religious groups -- 'Are you a Protestant or a Catholic Muslim?' The path of Muslim integration into Northern Ireland -- Religion, minority rights and Muslims of the United Kingdom.

Religion and Human Rights Competing Claims

Much has been written about the issue of religious freedom and church-state relations. The contributors to this book, however, take up another side of the question: what has been the impact of religion on human rights.

Religion and Human Rights  Competing Claims

Author: Peter Juviler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315502569

Page: 256

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Much has been written about the issue of religious freedom and church-state relations. The contributors to this book, however, take up another side of the question: what has been the impact of religion on human rights. Representatives from various religious traditions address a broad range of topics, from environmental rights to the basic validation of human rights, to the rights of women in India and Iran and within Orthodox Judaism, to the global imposition of criminal justice, to pressures for democratization within the Catholic Church in Latin America. The six major essays, along with their accompanying "replies" answer questions and raise issues in a provocative and compelling debate.

Religion and Human Rights

This book examines the relationship between human rights and religiosity.

Religion and Human Rights

Author: Hans-Georg Ziebertz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319097305

Page: 206

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This book examines the relationship between human rights and religiosity. It discusses whether the impact of religiosity on human rights is liberational or suppressive, and sheds light on the direction in which the relationship between religion and human rights is expected to develop. The questions explored in this volume are: Which are the rights that are currently debated or under pressure? What is the position on human rights that churches and religious communities represent? Are there tensions between churches, religious communities and the state? Which rights are especially relevant for young people and which relate to adolescents life-world experiences? Covering 17 countries, the book describes two separate, yet connected studies. The first study presents research by experts from individual countries describing the state of human rights and neuralgic points anticipated in individual societies. The other study presents specific findings on the relationship between these two social phenomena from empirical research in a population of high school students. Studying this particular population allows insights into social trends, value systems and attitudes on human rights, as well as an indication of the likely directions of development, and potential room for intervention.

Human Rights Or Religious Rules

Drawing on historical inisights, systematic reflections and empirical data, this book offers a substantive understanding of the complex relationship between religion and human rights and of the empirical impact of Christianity and Islam on ...

Human Rights Or Religious Rules

Author: J. A. van der Ven

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004183043

Page: 473

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Drawing on historical inisights, systematic reflections and empirical data, this book offers a substantive understanding of the complex relationship between religion and human rights and of the empirical impact of Christianity and Islam on the attitudes toward human rights, i.e. a human rights culture.

State Religion Relationships and Human Rights Law

This book presents a human rights-based assessment of the various modes of state religion identification and of the various forms of state practice that characterize these different state religion models.

State Religion Relationships and Human Rights Law

Author: Jeroen Temperman

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004181482

Page: 382

View: 519

This book presents a human rights-based assessment of the various modes of state religion identification and of the various forms of state practice that characterize these different state religion models. This book makes a case for the recognition of a state duty to remain impartial with respect to religion or belief in all regards so as to comply with people s fundamental right to be governed, at all times, in a religiously neutral manner. As this book demonstrates through the various case studies there is increasing interest and concern at the manner in which questions concerning the enjoyment of the right to the freedom of religion or belief bear upon key questions concerning the governance of democratic society. Issues raised involve matters concerning employment, education, expression, association and, more generally, the interface between religion and political life. The existing literature often traces these concerns back to the need to consider the place of religion in contemporary society but leaves matters there. Another body of academic literature explores the theoretical dimensions of that relationship but fails to connect it to the practice of states in order to test out the propositions which are the product of these reflections. The great virtue of this work is that is seeks to unite these various enterprises and engages head on with the challenges which this produces The aim is to demonstrate and illustrate the key contention: that there is an emergent right to religiously neutral governance, and that this is incompatible with the continuation of systems which offer preference to particular forms of belief system religious or otherwise. A chief virtue of this book is that it works through the consequences of this claim in a fearless fashion, posing challenges for those states which continue to use their legal frameworks to offer support (directly or indirectly) for historical, dominant or favoured forms of religion or belief. It challenges received assumptions and, by driving the logic of contemporary human rights thinking to the foundations of state-religion relationships performs a valuable service for those engaging with this most difficult and timely of questions. Malcolm D. Evans, Professor of Public International Law, University of Bristol

Religion Beliefs and International Human Rights

"In this volume, an Israeli jurist provides an authoritative distillation and analysis of modern international norms on religious rights and liberties - with particular attention to modern controversies over religious and racial ...

Religion  Beliefs  and International Human Rights

Author: Natan Lerner

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 183

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"In this volume, an Israeli jurist provides an authoritative distillation and analysis of modern international norms on religious rights and liberties - with particular attention to modern controversies over religious and racial discrimination, genocide and group libel, proselytism and conversion, and religious group rights and their limits."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Religion and the Inculturation of Human Rights in Ghana

Offering a new model for explaining the relation between religion and human rights, Religion and the Inculturation of Human Rights in Ghana offers a novel perspective on the links between global trends and local cultures underpinned by ...

Religion and the Inculturation of Human Rights in Ghana

Author: Abamfo Ofori Atiemo

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441199470

Page: 304

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It has been maintained that the secular nature of modern human rights makes them incompatible with the religious orientation of African and non-Western societies. However, in view of the resilience of religion in the global and local public sphere, it is important to explore how religion can contribute to the promotion and enjoyment of human rights. Based on fieldwork conducted in Ghana, Abamfo Ofori Atiemo here establishes a convergence between human rights and local religious and cultural values in African societies. He argues that human rights represent universal 'dream values'. This allows for a cultural embedding of human rights in Ghana and other non-Western societies. He argues that 'dream values' are usually presented in religious language and proclaimed, for example, by prophets and seers or expressed in certain forms of taboo, proverbs or legal norms. He employs the concept of inculturation, adaptation of the way Church teachings are presented to non-Christian cultures, as a hermeneutical tool for developing a model to understand the encounter between universal human rights and local cultures. Offering a new model for explaining the relation between religion and human rights, Religion and the Inculturation of Human Rights in Ghana offers a novel perspective on the links between global trends and local cultures underpinned by strong currents of religious ideas.

Religious Human Rights in Global Perspective

This volume and its companion "Religious Human Rights in Global" "Perspective: Religious Perspectives" are products of an ongoing project on religion, human rights and democracy undertaken by the Law and Religion Program at Emory University ...

Religious Human Rights in Global Perspective

Author: Johan David Van der Vyver

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers / Brill Academic Publi

ISBN: 9789041101808

Page: 670

View: 743

In this Dickensian century' of human rights, the world has cultivated the best of religious rights protections, but witnessed the worst of religious rights abuses. In this volume, Jimmy Carter, John T. Noonan, Jr., and a score of leading jurists assess critically and comparatively the religious rights laws and practices of the international community and of selected states in the Atlantic continents. This volume and its companion "Religious Human Rights in Global" "Perspective: Religious Perspectives" are products of an ongoing project on religion, human rights and democracy undertaken by the Law and Religion Program at Emory University.

Freedom of Religion Secularism and Human Rights

This interdisciplinary volume examines the relationship between secularism, freedom of religion and human rights in legal, theoretical, historical and political perspective.

Freedom of Religion  Secularism  and Human Rights

Author: Nehal Bhuta

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192540092

Page: 200

View: 905

This interdisciplinary volume examines the relationship between secularism, freedom of religion and human rights in legal, theoretical, historical and political perspective. It brings together chapters from leading scholars of human rights, law and religion, political theory, religious studies and history, and provides insights into the state of the debate about the relationship between these concepts. Comparative in orientation, its chapters draw on constitutional and political discourses and experience not only from Western Europe and the United States, but also from India, the Arab world, and Malaysia.

Global Eastern Orthodoxy

This volume highlights three intertwined aspects of the global context of Orthodox Christianity: religion, politics, and human rights.

Global Eastern Orthodoxy

Author: Giuseppe Giordan

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030286878

Page: 264

View: 511

This volume highlights three intertwined aspects of the global context of Orthodox Christianity: religion, politics, and human rights. The chapters in Part I address the challenges of modern human rights discourse to Orthodox Christianity and examine conditions for active presence of Orthodox churches in the public sphere of plural societies. It suggests theoretical and empirical considerations about the relationship between politics and Orthodoxy by exploring topics such as globalization, participatory democracy, and the linkage of religious and political discourses in Russia, Greece, Belarus, Romania, and Cyprus. Part II looks at the issues of diaspora and identity in global Orthodoxy, presenting cases from Switzerland, America, Italy, and Germany. In doing so, the book ties in with the growing interest resulting from the novelty of socio-political, economic, and cultural changes which have forced religious groups and organizations to revise and redesign their own institutional structures, practices, and agendas.

Does God Believe in Human Rights

In this volume, academics and lawyers tackle these most difficult questions head-on, with candour and creativity, and the collection is rendered unique by the further contributions of a remarkable range of other professionals, including ...

Does God Believe in Human Rights

Author: Nazila Ghanea-Hercock

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004152547

Page: 272

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Where can religions find sources of legitimacy for human rights? How do, and how should, religious leaders and communities respond to human rights as defined in modern International Law? When religious precepts contradict human rights standards - for example in relation to freedom of expression or in relation to punishments - which should trump the other, and why? Can human rights and religious teachings be interpreted in a manner which brings reconciliation closer? Do the modern concept and system of human rights undermine the very vision of society that religions aim to impart? Is a reference to God in the discussion of human rights misplaced? Do human fallibilities with respect to interpretation, judicial reasoning and the understanding of human oneness and dignity provide the key to the undeniable and sometimes devastating conflicts that have arisen between, and within, religions and the human rights movement? In this volume, academics and lawyers tackle these most difficult questions head-on, with candour and creativity, and the collection is rendered unique by the further contributions of a remarkable range of other professionals, including senior religious leaders and representatives, journalists, diplomats and civil servants, both national and international. Most notably, the contributors do not shy away from the boldest question of all - summed up in the book's title. The thoroughly edited and revised papers which make up this collection were originally prepared for a ground-breaking conference organised by the Clemens Nathan Research Centre, the University of London Institute of Commonwealth Studies and Martinus Nijhoff/Brill.

Human Rights and the World s Major Religions 2nd Edition

Based on the celebrated five-volume set published in 2005, this updated one-volume edition offers readers a concise yet complete understanding of the interplay between the major religions and human rights.

Human Rights and the World s Major Religions  2nd Edition

Author: William H. Brackney

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440828121

Page: 480

View: 272

Based on the celebrated five-volume set published in 2005, this updated one-volume edition offers readers a concise yet complete understanding of the interplay between the major religions and human rights.