Human Rights Or Religious Rules

Human Rights Or Religious Rules
Author: J. A. van der Ven
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 473
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9004183043
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Rights Or Religious Rules Book Excerpt:

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.

Religion and Human Rights in Europe

Religion and Human Rights in Europe
Author: International Association for Religious Freedom. Conference
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9780952461555
Category: Freedom of religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

Religion and Human Rights

Religion and Human Rights
Author: Wilhelm Gräb,Lars Charbonnier
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2015-05-19
ISBN: 311038471X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion and Human Rights Book Excerpt:

Current processes of globalization are challenging Human Rights and the attempts to institutionalize them in many ways. The question of the connection between religion and human rights is a crucial point here. The genealogy of the Human Rights is still a point of controversies in the academic discussion. Nevertheless, there is consensus that the Christian tradition – especially the doctrine that each human being is an image of God – played an important role within the emergence of the codification of the Human Rights in the period of enlightenment. It is also obvious that the struggle against the politics of apartheid in South Africa was strongly supported by initiatives of churchy and other religious groups referring to the Human Rights. Christian churches and other religious groups do still play an important role in the post-apartheid South Africa. They have a public voice concerning all the challenges with which the multiethnic and economically still deeply divided South African society is faced with. The reflections on these questions in the collected lectures and essays of this volume derive from an academic discourse between German and South African scholars that took place within the German-South African Year of Science 2012/13.

Religion and Human Rights

Religion and Human Rights
Author: Peter Juviler,Carrie Gustafson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-07-01
ISBN: 1315502569
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion and Human Rights Book Excerpt:

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.

Essays on Religion and Human Rights

Essays on Religion and Human Rights
Author: David Little
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2015-03-26
ISBN: 110707262X
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essays on Religion and Human Rights Book Excerpt:

"This collection of essays by David Little addresses human rights in relation to the historical settings in which its language was drafted and adopted. Featuring five original essays, Little articulates his view that fascist practices before and during World War II vivified the wrongfulness of deliberately inflicting severe pain, injury, and destruction for self-serving purposes and that the human rights corpus, developed in response, was designed to outlaw all practices of arbitrary force. He contends that while there must be an accountable human rights standard, it should guarantee latitude for the expression and practice of beliefs, consistent with outlawing arbitrary force. Little details the theoretical grounds of the relationship between religion and human rights, and concludes with essays on US policy and the restraint of force in regard to terrorism. With a foreword by John Kelsey, this book is a capstone of the work of this influential writer on religion, philosophy, and law"--

Reconciling Religion and Human Rights

Reconciling Religion and Human Rights
Author: Salama, Ibrahim,Wiener, Michael
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2022-04-14
ISBN: 1800377606
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reconciling Religion and Human Rights Book Excerpt:

Projecting a global interdisciplinary vision, this insightful book develops a peer-to-peer learning methodology to facilitate reconciling religion and human rights, both in multilateral contexts and at the national level. Written by leading human rights practitioners, the book illuminates the tension zones between religion and rights, exploring how the ‘faith’ elements in both disciplines can create synergies for protecting equal human dignity.

Making Religion and Human Rights at the United Nations

Making Religion and Human Rights at the United Nations
Author: Helge Årsheim
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 323
Release: 2018-07-23
ISBN: 3110476592
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Religion and Human Rights at the United Nations Book Excerpt:

This volume examines the different and sometimes contradictory approaches of four UN human rights committees to the concept of religion. Drawing on critical perspectives from religious studies, the book combines a genealogical assessment of the role of religion in international law with a detailed textual study of the reporting practice of the committees monitoring racial discrimination, civil and political rights, women's rights, and children's rights. Årsheim argues that the role of religion within the rights traditions monitored by the committees varies to the extent that their recommendations risk contradicting one another, thereby undermining their credibility and potential to bring about real change on the ground: Where some committees view religion singularly as a core individual right, others see religion partly as an inherent threat to the realization of other rights, but also as a potent social force to be reckoned with. In order to remedy this situation, Årsheim proposes the publication of a joint general comment by all the committees, spelling out their approach to the role of religion in the implementation of human rights.

Does God Believe in Human Rights

Does God Believe in Human Rights
Author: Nazila Ghanea-Hercock,Alan Andrew Stephens,Raphael Walden
Publsiher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9004152547
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Does God Believe in Human Rights Book Excerpt:

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.

Freedom from Religion and Human Rights Law

Freedom from Religion and Human Rights Law
Author: Marika McAdam
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2017-11-14
ISBN: 1351802194
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freedom from Religion and Human Rights Law Book Excerpt:

Although human rights belong to all persons on the basis of their humanity, this book demonstrates that in the practice of international human rights law, the freedom to be non-religious or atheist does not receive the same protection as the freedom to be religious. Despite the claimed universality of freedom of religion and belief contained in article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the key assertion made is that there is a hierarchy of religion and belief, with followers of major established religions enjoying high protection and low regulation at the top, and atheists and non-believers enduring high persecution and weaker protection at the bottom. The existence of this hierarchy is proven and critiqued through three case study chapters that respectively explore the extent to which non-religious and atheist rights-holders enjoy freedom from proselytism, freedom from hate and freedom from the religions of their parents.

Freeing God s Children

Freeing God s Children
Author: Allen D. Hertzke
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 421
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780742547322
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freeing God s Children Book Excerpt:

Given unprecedented insider access, author Allen D. Hertzke charts the rise of the new faith-based movement for global human rights and tells the compelling story of the personalities and forces, clashes and compromises, strategies and protests that shape it. In doing so, Hertzke shows that by raising issues_such as global religious persecution, Sudanese atrocities, North Korean gulags, and sex trafficking_the movement is impacting foreign policy around the world.

Religion and Human Rights

Religion and Human Rights
Author: John Witte Jr.,M. Christian Green
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2011-11-24
ISBN: 019991334X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion and Human Rights Book Excerpt:

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.

Faith and Human Rights

Faith and Human Rights
Author: Richard Amesbury,G. M. Newlands
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1451408455
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Faith and Human Rights Book Excerpt:

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 Secular Beliefs and Human Rights

Religion  Secular Beliefs and Human Rights
Author: Natan Lerner
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2006-06-01
ISBN: 9047410017
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion Secular Beliefs and Human Rights Book Excerpt:

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.

Religion Education and Human Rights

Religion  Education and Human Rights
Author: Anders Sjöborg,Hans-Georg Ziebertz
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2017-04-13
ISBN: 3319540696
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion Education and Human Rights Book Excerpt:

This book examines the interconnectedness between religion, education, and human rights from an international perspective using an interdisciplinary approach. It deals with compulsory or secondary school education in different contexts, as well as higher education, and has as its common theme the multiplicity of secularisms in different national contexts. Presenting rich cases, the contributions include empirical and theoretical perspectives on how international trends of migration and cultural diversity, as well as judicialization of social and political processes, and rapid religious and social changes come into play as societies find their way in an increasingly diverse context. The book contains chapters that present case studies on how confessional or non-confessional Religious Education (RE) at schools in different societal contexts is related to the concept of universal human rights. It presents cases studies that display an intriguing array of problems that point to the role of religion in the public sphere and show that historical contexts play important and different roles. Other contributions deal with higher education, where one questions how human rights as a concept and as discourse is taught and examines whether withdrawing from certain clinical training when in university education to become a medical doctor or a midwife on the grounds of conscientious objections can be claimed as a human right. From a judicial point of view one chapter discerns the construction of the concept of religion in the Swedish Education Act, in relation to the Swedish constitution as well European legislation. Finally, an empirical study comparing data from young people in six different countries in three continents investigates factors that explain attitudes towards human rights.

Freedom of Religion or Belief

Freedom of Religion or Belief
Author: Heiner Bielefeldt,Nazila Ghanea,Michael Wiener
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 575
Release: 2016-01-21
ISBN: 0191009180
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freedom of Religion or Belief Book Excerpt:

Violations of religious freedom and violence committed in the name of religion grab our attention on a daily basis. Freedom of religion or belief is a key human right: the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, numerous conventions, declarations and soft law standards include specific provisions on freedom of religion or belief. The 1981 Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief has been interpreted since 1986 by the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief. Special Rapporteurs (for example those on racism, freedom of expression, minority issues and cultural rights) and Treaty Bodies (for example the Human Rights Committee, the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and the Committee on the Rights of the Child) have also elaborated on freedom of religion or belief in the context of their respective mandates. Freedom of Religion or Belief: An International Law Commentary is the first commentary to look comprehensively at the international provisions for the protection of freedom of religion or belief, considering how they are interpreted by various United Nations Special Procedures and Treaty Bodies. Structured around the thematic categories of the United Nations Special Rapporteur's framework for communications, the commentary analyses, for example, the limitations on the wearing of religious symbols and vulnerable situations, including those of women, detainees, refugees, children, minorities and migrants, through a combination of scholarly expertise and practical experience.

Civil Religion Human Rights and International Relations

Civil Religion  Human Rights and International Relations
Author: Helle Porsdam
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN: 1781000522
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Civil Religion Human Rights and International Relations Book Excerpt:

This ground breaking book discusses whether human rights can be forged into a common set of transcendent principles against which actions of every nation can be judged and whether such a common understanding, or civil religion, could one day become a vehicle for global peace. Eminent international scholars of history, political science, international relations, human rights and civil religion argue both sides of this debate. In Part One, the theoretical issues relating to why human rights have come about and whether they should be fought for are discussed. Part Two focuses on the reality of actions brought about by human rights ideas with illuminating case studies showing that human rights ideas and practice are generated from both the bottom up and top down by individual actors and institutions. The unique book will be of great interest to scholars in the field of history, human rights, international relations and political science in general.

Religious Freedom and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Religious Freedom and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Author: Linde Lindkvist
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-07-31
ISBN: 1107159415
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religious Freedom and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Book Excerpt:

Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) is widely considered to be the most influential statement on religious freedom in human history. Religious Freedom and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights provides a groundbreaking account of its origins and developments, examining the background, key players, and outcomes of Article 18, and setting it within the broader discourse around international religious freedom in the 1940s. Taking issue with standard accounts that see the text of the Universal Declaration as humanity's joint response to the atrocities of World War II, it shows instead how central features of Article 18 were intimately connected to the political projects and visions of particular actors involved in the start-up of the UN Human Rights program. This will be essential reading for anyone grappling with the historical and contemporary meaning of human rights and religious freedom.

What Is Right for Children

What Is Right for Children
Author: Ms Karen Worthington,Professor Martha Albertson Fineman
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2013-02-28
ISBN: 1409496724
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Is Right for Children Book Excerpt:

Combining feminist legal theory with international human rights concepts, this book examines the presence, participation and treatment of children in a variety of contexts. Specifically, through comparing legal developments in the US with legal developments in countries where the views that children are separate from their families and potentially in need of state protection are more widely accepted. The authors address the role of religion in shaping attitudes about parental rights in the US, with particular emphasis upon the fundamentalist belief in natural lines of familial authority. Such beliefs have provoked powerful resistance in the US to human rights approaches that view the child as an independent rights holder and the state as obligated to proved services and protections that are distinctly child-centred. Calling for a rebalancing of relationships within the US family, to become more consistent with emerging human rights norms, this collection contains both theoretical debates about and practical approaches to granting positive rights to children.

Religion Charity and Human Rights

Religion  Charity and Human Rights
Author: Kerry O'Halloran
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 548
Release: 2014-05-29
ISBN: 1107020484
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion Charity and Human Rights Book Excerpt:

Focussing on the contemporary struggle to achieve a triangulated alignment between religious beliefs, human rights and charity law, this comparative analysis of law and practice in six common law nations identifies and assesses the issues currently challenging judiciary, regulators and religious charities.