Keeping Faith with Human Rights

Keeping Faith with Human Rights
Author: Linda Hogan
Publsiher: Georgetown University Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2015-09-15
ISBN: 1626162344
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Keeping Faith with Human Rights Book Excerpt:

The human rights regime is one of modernity's great civilizing triumphs. From the formal promulgation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 to the subsequent embrace of this declaration by the newly independent states of Africa, human rights have emerged as the primary discourse of global politics and as an increasingly prominent category in the international and domestic legal system. But throughout their history, human rights have endured sustained attempts at disenfranchisement. In this provocative study, Linda Hogan defends human rights language while simultaneously reenvisioning its future. Avoiding problematic claims about shared universal values, Hogan draws on the constructivist strand of political philosophy to argue for a three-pronged conception of human rights: as requirements for human flourishing, as necessary standards of human community, and as the basis for emancipatory politics. In the process, she shows that it is theoretically possible and politically necessary for theologians to keep faith with human rights. Indeed, the Christian tradition—the wellspring of many of the ethical commitments considered central to human rights—must embrace its vital role in the project.

Keeping Faith With the United Nations

Keeping Faith With the United Nations
Author: B. G. Ramcharan
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 354
Release: 1987-06-23
ISBN: 9789024735167
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Keeping Faith With the United Nations Book Excerpt:

Religion and Human Rights

Religion and Human Rights
Author: John Witte, Jr.,M. Christian Green
Publsiher: OUP USA
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2011-12-08
ISBN: 0199733457
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion and Human Rights Book Excerpt:

This volume examines the relationship between religion and human rights in seven major religious traditions, as well as key legal concepts, contemporary issues, and relationships among religion, state, and society in the areas of human rights and religious freedom.

NGOs and Human Rights

NGOs and Human Rights
Author: Charity Butcher,Maia Carter Hallward
Publsiher: University of Georgia Press
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2021-06-15
ISBN: 0820359483
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

NGOs and Human Rights Book Excerpt:

This study examines and compares the important work on global human rights advocacy done by religious NGOs and by secular NGOs. By studying the similarities in how such organizations understand their work, we can better consider not only how religious and secular NGOs might complement each other but also how they might collaborate and cooperate in the advancement of human rights. However, little research has attempted to compare these types of NGOs and their approaches. NGOs and Human Rights explores this comparison and identifies the key areas of overlap and divergence. In so doing, it lays the groundwork for better understanding how to capitalize on the strengths of religious groups, especially in addressing the world’s many human rights challenges. This book uses a new dataset of more than three hundred organizations affiliated with the United Nations Human Rights Council to compare the extent to which religious and secular NGOs differ in their framing, discussion, and operationalization of human rights work. Using both quantitative analysis of the extensive data collected by the authors and forty-seven in depth interviews conducted with members of human rights organizations in the sample, Charity Butcher and Maia Carter Hallward analyze these organizations’ approaches to questions of culture, development, women’s rights, children’s rights, and issues of peace and conflict.

Keeping Faith

Keeping Faith
Author: Jimmy Carter
Publsiher: University of Arkansas Press
Total Pages: 633
Release: 2013-10-01
ISBN: 1610752236
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Keeping Faith Book Excerpt:

Available for the first time in paperback, Keeping Faith is Jimmy Carter’s account of the satisfaction, frustration, and solitude that attend the man in the Oval Office. Keeping Faith is Jimmy Carter’s account of the satisfaction, frustration, and solitude that attend the man in the Oval Offce. Mr. Carter writes candidly about the crises that confronted him during his tenure as President of the United States and leader of the free world, from 1977 to 1981. “The President who cared” details his anguish over the hostage crisis in Iran, his triumph against all odds at Camp David, his secret communications with China’s Deng Xiaoping, and his dramatic and revealing encounters with Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev, West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, and other world leaders. Mr. Carter also shares glimpses of his private world—his feelings of being an outsider in Washington, his relationship with Rosalynn, his pain about the attacks on his friends and his brother Billy. Captivatingly written, this rich historical document delineates a morally responsible president who has continued to earn respect and admiration as a world statesman and advocate for the poor and repressed of all nations.

Freedom of Religion at Stake

Freedom of Religion at Stake
Author: Dion A. Forster,Elisabeth Gerle,Göran Gunner
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2019-11-01
ISBN: 1532660588
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freedom of Religion at Stake Book Excerpt:

How can freedom of religion protect the dignity of every human being and safeguard the well-being of creation? This question arises when considering the competing claims among faith traditions, states, and persons. Freedom of religion or belief is a basic human right, and yet it is sometimes used to undermine other human rights. This volume seeks to unpack and wrestle with some of these challenges. In order to do so scholars were invited from different contexts in Africa and Europe to write about freedom of religion from various angles. How should faith traditions in a minority position be protected against majority claims and what is the responsibility of the religious communities in this task? When does the state risk overstepping its boundaries in the delicate balance between freedom of religion and other human rights? How can new voices, who claim their human rights in relation to gender roles, reproductive rights, and as sexual minorities, be heard within their faith traditions? These are some of the questions that are raised by the authors. This is a book for all who are engaged in faith communities, leaders as well as people trying to be recognized. It is also important reading for all interested in international legal frameworks for freedom of religion, state advisers, and human right defenders.

Reimagining Human Rights

Reimagining Human Rights
Author: William R. O'Neill, SJ
Publsiher: Georgetown University Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2021-01-07
ISBN: 1647120357
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reimagining Human Rights Book Excerpt:

In Reimagining Human Rights, William O’Neill presents an interpretation of human rights “from below,” showing how victims of atrocity can embrace the rhetoric of human rights to dismantle old narratives of power and advance new ones. Topics covered include race and mass incarceration, immigration and refugee policy, and ecological responsibility.

Human Rights in American Foreign Policy

Human Rights in American Foreign Policy
Author: Joe Renouard
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-10-29
ISBN: 0812292154
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Rights in American Foreign Policy Book Excerpt:

International human rights issues perpetually highlight the tension between political interest and idealism. Over the last fifty years, the United States has labored to find an appropriate response to each new human rights crisis, balancing national and global interests as well as political and humanitarian impulses. Human Rights in American Foreign Policy explores America's international human rights policies from the Vietnam War era to the end of the Cold War. Global in scope and ambitious in scale, this book examines American responses to a broad array of human rights violations: torture and political imprisonment in South America; apartheid in South Africa; state violence in China; civil wars in Central America; persecution of Jews in the Soviet Union; movements for democracy and civil liberties in East Asia and Eastern Europe; and revolutionary political transitions in Iran, Nicaragua, and the collapsing USSR. Joe Renouard challenges the characterization of American human rights policymaking as one of inaction, hypocrisy, and double standards. Arguing that a consistent standard is impractical, he explores how policymakers and citizens have weighed the narrow pursuit of traditional national interests with the desire to promote human rights. Human Rights in American Foreign Policy renders coherent a series of disparate foreign policy decisions during a tumultuous time in world history. Ultimately the United States emerges as neither exceptionally compassionate nor unusually wicked. Rather, it is a nation that manages by turns to be cautiously pragmatic, boldly benevolent, and coldly self-interested.

The United Nations System for Protecting Human Rights

The United Nations System for Protecting Human Rights
Author: Dinah L. Shelton
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 680
Release: 2016-12-05
ISBN: 1351880756
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The United Nations System for Protecting Human Rights Book Excerpt:

The United Nations has been at the forefront of developing the international law of human rights for nearly seven decades. This volume brings together the leading research articles on the development of human rights law by the United Nations and also includes essays on issues relating to standard-setting, institutional evolution, and the creation of monitoring procedures.

Keeping Faith in Practice

Keeping Faith in Practice
Author: James Sweeney
Publsiher: SCM Press
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2013-02-12
ISBN: 0334049008
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Keeping Faith in Practice Book Excerpt:

Keeping Faith in Practice is an addition to SCM's growing Practical and Pastoral Theology list. Most books in this field are written by authors from various Protestant backgrounds. Catholic teachers in this field are frequently asked by colleagues for suggestions of Catholic resources, and find themselves at a loss. The central subject of this book is an exploration of how theology engages with the dimension of practice in the life of the Church and contemporary society and culture. The book covers the main focal points of a Catholic view of pastoral/practical theology - its foundations and different fields.

Keeping Faith with the Constitution

Keeping Faith with the Constitution
Author: Goodwin Liu,Pamela S. Karlan,Christopher H. Schroeder
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2010-08-05
ISBN: 0199750661
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Keeping Faith with the Constitution Book Excerpt:

Chief Justice John Marshall argued that a constitution "requires that only its great outlines should be marked [and] its important objects designated." Ours is "intended to endure for ages to come, and consequently, to be adapted to the various crises of human affairs." In recent years, Marshall's great truths have been challenged by proponents of originalism and strict construction. Such legal thinkers as Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia argue that the Constitution must be construed and applied as it was when the Framers wrote it. In Keeping Faith with the Constitution, three legal authorities make the case for Marshall's vision. They describe their approach as "constitutional fidelity"--not to how the Framers would have applied the Constitution, but to the text and principles of the Constitution itself. The original understanding of the text is one source of interpretation, but not the only one; to preserve the meaning and authority of the document, to keep it vital, applications of the Constitution must be shaped by precedent, historical experience, practical consequence, and societal change. The authors range across the history of constitutional interpretation to show how this approach has been the source of our greatest advances, from Brown v. Board of Education to the New Deal, from the Miranda decision to the expansion of women's rights. They delve into the complexities of voting rights, the malapportionment of legislative districts, speech freedoms, civil liberties and the War on Terror, and the evolution of checks and balances. The Constitution's framers could never have imagined DNA, global warming, or even women's equality. Yet these and many more realities shape our lives and outlook. Our Constitution will remain vital into our changing future, the authors write, if judges remain true to this rich tradition of adaptation and fidelity.

Keeping Faith with the Party

Keeping Faith with the Party
Author: Nanci Adler
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 237
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0253357225
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Keeping Faith with the Party Book Excerpt:

How is it that some prisoners of the Soviet gulag—many of them falsely convicted—emerged from the camps maintaining their loyalty to the party that was responsible for their internment? In camp, they had struggled to survive. Afterward they struggled to reintegrate with society, reunite with their loved ones, and sometimes renew Party ties. Based on oral histories, archives, and unpublished memoirs, Keeping Faith with the Party chronicles the stories of returnees who professed enduring belief in the CPSU and the Communist project. Nanci Adler's probing investigation brings a deeper understanding of the dynamics of Soviet Communism and of how individuals survive within repressive regimes while the repressive regimes also survive within them.

Christianity and International Law

Christianity and International Law
Author: Pamela Slotte,John D. Haskell
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-05-20
ISBN: 1108642950
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christianity and International Law Book Excerpt:

This cross-disciplinary collaboration offers historical and contemporary scholarship exploring the interface of Christianity and international law. Christianity and International Law aims to understand and move past arguments, narratives and tropes that commonly frame law-religion studies in global governance. Readers are introduced to a range of confessional and critical perspectives explicitly engaging a diverse range of methodological and theoretical orientations to rethink how we experience and find ourselves caught within the phenomena of Christianity and international law.

Human Rights and Asian Values

Human Rights and Asian Values
Author: Ole Bruun,Michael Jacobsen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2003-09-02
ISBN: 1135796270
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Rights and Asian Values Book Excerpt:

The Asian challenge to the universality of human rights has sparked off intense debate. This volume takes a clear stand for universal rights, both theoretically and empirically, by analysing social and political processes in a number of East and Southeast Asian countries. On the national arenas, Asian values are linked to the struggle between authoritarian and democratic forces, which both tend to convey stereotyped images of the 'west', but with reversed meanings.

The Routledge Handbook of Islam and Gender

The Routledge Handbook of Islam and Gender
Author: Justine Howe
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2020-11-09
ISBN: 1351256556
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of Islam and Gender Book Excerpt:

Given the intense political scrutiny of Islam and Muslims, which often centres on gendered concerns, The Routledge Handbook of Islam and Gender is an outstanding reference source to key topics, problems, and debates in this exciting subject. Comprising over 30 chapters by a team of international contributors the Handbook is divided into seven parts: Foundational texts in historical and contemporary contexts Sex, sexuality, and gender difference Gendered piety and authority Political and religious displacements Negotiating law, ethics, and normativity Vulnerability, care, and violence in Muslim families Representation, commodification, and popular culture These sections examine key debates and problems, including: feminist and queer approaches to the Qur’an, hadith, Islamic law, and ethics, Sufism, devotional practice, pilgrimage, charity, female religious authority, global politics of feminism, material and consumer culture, masculinity, fertility and the family, sexuality, sexual rights, domestic violence, marriage practices, and gendered representations of Muslims in film and media. The Routledge Handbook of Islam and Gender is essential reading for students and researchers in religious studies, Islamic studies, and gender studies. The Handbook will also be very useful for those in related fields, such as cultural studies, area studies, sociology, anthropology, and history.

From Pariah to Priority

From Pariah to Priority
Author: Elise Carlson Rainer
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2021-10-01
ISBN: 1438485808
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Pariah to Priority Book Excerpt:

Incorporates a unique diplomatic, insider perspective to explain the unexpected incorporation of LGBTI rights into American and Swedish foreign policies. From Pariah to Priority gives a unique, insider perspective that explains the unexpected incorporation of LGBTI rights into American and Swedish foreign policies. From original data, case study analysis, and interviews with high-level officials within the State Department and across US foreign policy institutions, former diplomat Elise Carlson Rainer explores how normative values influence foreign affairs and provides insights from leaders responsible for shaping emerging LGBTI global policies. The research findings highlight the advocacy process of reforming American and Swedish foreign policy priorities to include LGBTI rights, with particular attention on Sweden as the first country to implement a feminist foreign policy and commence formal LGBTI diplomacy. Through this lens, Rainer contextualizes the diplomatic precedent of revamping foreign assistance to Uganda when lawmakers proposed a death penalty law for homosexuality. Scrutinizing effective tactics for advocacy to influence foreign policy, From Pariah to Priority explores not only current debates in the area of gender and sexuality in foreign affairs, but also offers pragmatic policy recommendations for civil society organizations, foreign policy leaders, and human rights practitioners. Elise Carlson Rainer is Assistant Professor of International Relations at the University of Washington.

Globalizing Human Rights

Globalizing Human Rights
Author: Christian Peterson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2012-03-12
ISBN: 1136646949
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Globalizing Human Rights Book Excerpt:

Globalizing Human Rights explores the complexities of the role human rights played in U.S.-Soviet relations during the 1970s and 1980s. It will show how private citizens exploited the larger effects of contemporary globalization and the language of the Final Act to enlist the U.S. government in a global campaign against Soviet/Eastern European human rights violations. A careful examination of this development shows the limitations of existing literature on the Reagan and Carter administrations’ efforts to promote internal reform in USSR. It also reveals how the Carter administration and private citizens, not Western European governments, played the most important role in making the issue of human rights a fundamental aspect of Cold War competition. Even more important, it illustrates how each administration made the support of non-governmental human rights activities an integral element of its overall approach to weakening the international appeal of the USSR. In addition to looking at the behavior of the U.S. government, this work also highlights the limitations of arguments that focus on the inherent weakness of Soviet dissent during the early to mid 1980s. In the case of the USSR, it devotes considerable attention to why Soviet leaders failed to revive the international reputation of their multinational empire in face of consistent human rights critiques. It also documents the crucial role that private citizens played in shaping Mikhail Gorbachev’s efforts to reform Soviet-style socialism.

Advancing Equality

Advancing Equality
Author: Jody Heymann,Aleta Sprague,Amy Raub
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020-01-14
ISBN: 0520973879
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advancing Equality Book Excerpt:

In a world where basic human rights are under attack and discrimination is widespread, Advancing Equality reminds us of the critical role of constitutions in creating and protecting equal rights. Combining a comparative analysis of equal rights in the constitutions of all 193 United Nations member countries with inspiring stories of activism and powerful court cases from around the globe, the book traces the trends in constitution drafting over the past half century and examines how stronger protections against discrimination have transformed lives. Looking at equal rights across gender, race and ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, disability, social class, and migration status, the authors uncover which groups are increasingly guaranteed equal rights in constitutions, whether or not these rights on paper have been translated into practice, and which nations lag behind. Serving as a comprehensive call to action for anyone who cares about their country’s future, Advancing Equality challenges us to remember how far we all still must go for equal rights for all. A free open access ebook is available upon publication. Learn more at www.luminosoa.org.

Keeping Faith

Keeping Faith
Author: D. Stephen Long
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2012-03-01
ISBN: 1621894169
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Keeping Faith Book Excerpt:

Keeping Faith offers resources to help Christians reclaim the importance of doctrine and thereby know and love well God and God's creation. Although it gives particular attention to the Wesleyan and Methodist tradition, it is of necessity an ecumenical effort. Neither the Wesleyans nor the Methodists invented Christian doctrine. In fact, the Wesleyan tradition contributes little that is distinctive or unique. This is a good thing, for unlike other disciplines where originality and uniqueness matter greatly, Christian doctrine depends on others and not the genius of some individual. Chesterton once said that Christianity is the democracy of the dead. In other words, doctrine depends on the communion of the saints. They help us speak of God as we should. We need to hear their voice. For this reason, this work is an ecumenical commentary on the Confession of Faith and Articles of Religion found in the Wesleyan tradition that also draws on ancient and modern witnesses to God's glory. It is ecumenical because it brings these doctrines into conversation with the broader Christian tradition. Doctrine unites us in a "communion," which is greater than any single denomination and makes us what we otherwise cannot be: one, holy, catholic and apostolic.

T T Clark Handbook of Christian Ethics

T T Clark Handbook of Christian Ethics
Author: Tobias Winright
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2020-12-10
ISBN: 0567677192
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

T T Clark Handbook of Christian Ethics Book Excerpt:

The T&T Clark Handbook of Christian Ethics provides an ecumenical introduction to Christian ethics, its sources, methods, and applications. With contributions by theological ethicists known for their excellence in scholarship and teaching, the essays in this volume offer fresh purchase on, and an agenda for, the discipline of Christian ethics in the 21st century. The essays are organized in three sections, following an introduction that presents the four-font approach and elucidates why it is critically employed through these subsequent sections. The first section explores the sources of Christian ethics, including each of the four fonts: scripture, tradition, experience, and reason. The second section examines fundamental or basic elements of Christian ethics and covers different methods, approaches, and voices in doing Christian ethics, such as natural law, virtue ethics, conscience, responsibility, narrative, worship, and engagement with other religions. The third section addresses current moral issues in politics, medicine, economics, ecology, criminal justice and other related spheres from the perspective of Christian ethics, including war, genetics, neuroethics, end-of-life decisions, marriage, family, work, sexuality, nonhuman animals, migration, aging, policing, incarceration, capital punishment, and more.