Religion and Public Policy

Religion and Public Policy
Author: Sumner B. Twiss,Marian Gh. Simion,Rodney L. Petersen
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-02-26
ISBN: 1316195686
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion and Public Policy Book Excerpt:

This book pivots around two principal concerns in the modern world: the nature and practice of human rights in relation to religion, and the role of religion in perennial issues of war and peace. It articulates a vision for achieving a liberal peace and a just society firmly grounded in respect for human rights, while working in tandem with the constructive roles that religion can play even amid cultural difference. It explores topics including the status and justification of human rights; the meaning and significance of religious liberty; whether human rights protections ought to be extended to other species; how the comparative study of religious ethics ought to proceed; and the nature, limits, and future development of just war thinking. Featuring a group of distinguished contributors, this is a distinctive contribution that shows a multifaceted and original exploration of cutting edge issues with regards to the aforementioned themes.

The Role of Religion in Public Policy

The Role of Religion in Public Policy
Author: Eamon Doyle
Publsiher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2018-12-15
ISBN: 153450382X
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Role of Religion in Public Policy Book Excerpt:

One of the fundamental rights granted in the United States is religious freedom, but does this mean that religion should be entirely removed from politics or that all religious voices should be considered equally? The separation of church and state was established in the Constitution, but the fact that as of 2015, 84 percent of Americans hold some sort of religious belief means that this is easier said than done. Religious morality frequently colors debates surrounding various policy issues, ranging from reproductive rights to education. This volume exposes readers to the ways in which religion inflects policymaking and the varying perspectives about religion's role in politics.

Law Religion and Public Policy

Law  Religion  and Public Policy
Author: Julia K. Stronks
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Law Religion and Public Policy Book Excerpt:

Differing definitions of religion are fundamental determinant of the debate over religious freedom in the United States, argues Stronks (political science, Whitworth College). Looking at 200 years of judicial interpretation she discusses how judges h ave defined religion in relation to the provisions of the First Amendment of the Constitution. She then turns to the effect the differing definitions have on judicial rulings about the policy areas of religion in public schools, regulation of employment decisions by religious institutions, and public aid to private institutions, such as President Bush's "faith-based" initiative. She argues that confusion over the parameters of religious freedom stem from the failure of theorists to carefully define the nature of religion. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

Faith and Public Policy

Faith and Public Policy
Author: James R. Wilburn
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 165
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780739103869
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Faith and Public Policy Book Excerpt:

Fourteen essays, presented by Wilburn (public policy, Pepperdine U.), offer arguments for eroding the separation between religion and public policy in contemporary American life. Preliminary essays argue that the United States was founded as a religious nation and that it's success is due to that religious founding. Other essays blame a number of social and individual ills on a perceived lack of religion, failing to explain why many less religious countries don't have these ills on the same scale. Further contributions offer arguments for bringing religious institutions into schooling, social welfare, and tax policy (this last relying heavily on the arguments of Charles Murray, the author of The Bell Curve). Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

Personal Faith Public Policy

Personal Faith  Public Policy
Author: Harry R. Jackson,Tony Perkins
Publsiher: Charisma Media
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1599792613
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Personal Faith Public Policy Book Excerpt:

This book names the seven areas we must engage in successfully to regain our confidence and clout, and it explains how and why we should do just that. In this positive, biblically based blue-print for activism, Harry Jackson and Tony Perkins give Christians of every color a wake-up call, presenting a strong moral platform and strategy that will enable us to stand together at this defining moment in the history of our nation. " -- cover of book

World Religions in America Fourth Edition

World Religions in America  Fourth Edition
Author: Jacob Neusner
Publsiher: Westminster John Knox Press
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2009-10-07
ISBN: 1611640474
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Religions in America Fourth Edition Book Excerpt:

The fourth edition of World Religions in America continues its lauded tradition of providing students with reliable and nuanced information about America's religious diversity, while also reflecting new developments and ideas. Each chapter was updated to reflect important changes and events, and current statistics and information. New features include a timeline of key events and people for each tradition, sidebars on major movements or controversies, personal stories from members of various faiths, a theme-based organization of subjects, more subheads, three new chapters exploring America's increasing religious diversity, and suggestions for further study.

Religion Returns to the Public Square

Religion Returns to the Public Square
Author: Hugh Heclo,Professor Hugh Heclo,Wilfred M. McClay,Suntrust Bank Chair of Excellence in Humanities Wilfred M McClay
Publsiher: Woodrow Wilson Center Press
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2003-02-28
ISBN: 9780801871955
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion Returns to the Public Square Book Excerpt:

Despite talk of a "naked public square," religion has never really lost its place in American public life. As the twenty-first century opened, it was re-emerging in unexpected and paradoxical ways. Religious institutions were considered for expanded roles in welfare and education, at the same time that the limits of religious pluralism–-as, for example, in the relation of Islam to American values—became a question of urgent public concern. Religion Returns to the Public Square;Faith and Policy in America explores how and why religion has to be mixed up with American politics. Uncovering philosophical, historical, legal, and social roots of this relationship, these essays go beyond hot-button issues to reflect on the current interactions and future possibilities of religion and politics in America. Table of ContentsPart I: The Big Picture1. An Introduction to Religion and Public Policy Hugh Heclo2. Two Concepts of Secularism Wilfred M. McClay3. The Religious Conscience and the State in American Constitutional Law, 1789-2000 Charles J. Reid, Jr.4. What is a Public Religion? Jose CasanovaPart II: Religion in Political Action5. Faith and Morals: Religion in American Democracy Wilson Carey McWilliams6. Faith in Politics A. James Reichley7. Mainstream Protestantism, 'Conservative' Religion, and Civil Society D. G. HartPart III: Policy Applications8. American Catholicism, Catholic Charities U.S.A., and Welfare Reform John A. Coleman, S.J.9. Charitable Choice: Bringing Religion Back into American Welfare Stanley W. Carlson-Thies10. Public Education Changes Partners Charles Glenn11. With God on Their Side: Religion and American Foreign Policy William Martin

Prioritizing International Religious Freedom in U S Foreign Policy

Prioritizing International Religious Freedom in U S  Foreign Policy
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Freedom of religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Morality and Public Policy

Morality and Public Policy
Author: Clem Henricson
Publsiher: Policy Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2016-02-24
ISBN: 1447323823
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Morality and Public Policy Book Excerpt:

Spanning religion, moral philosophy and scientific understanding of the human conditions, this unique book adds to the latest thinking on morality, proposing ways to enhance the capacity of public policy to respond to morality and associated shifts in social mores in different cultural settings.

Public Policy Beyond Traditional Jurisprudence

Public Policy  Beyond Traditional Jurisprudence
Author: Basma I. Abdelgafar
Publsiher: International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2018-09-01
ISBN: 1642052302
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Policy Beyond Traditional Jurisprudence Book Excerpt:

This work charts new territory in Islamic scholarship by attempting to address the field of public policy from a maqasid (higher objectives of the Shariah) perspective. Public Policy is an independent discipline from both law and politics. Thus, Public Policy in Islam is introduced here as a qualitatively different enterprise from both fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) and siyasah shar’iyyah (Shariah-oriented politics). The book deals with a number of critical topics that include methodology, governance, human rights, ethics, political power, and reform and renewal. It highlights how the maqasid approach is indispensable to the theory and practice of public policy in Islam, how it could resolve some of the most persistent governance dilemmas throughout Muslim history, but more significantly, how it forces a re-conceptualisation of the wealth of knowledge available in Islam’s primary sources to introduce Public Policy in Islam to mainstream policy studies.

Religion in Public and Private Life Routledge Revivals

Religion in Public and Private Life  Routledge Revivals
Author: Clarke E. Cochran
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2014-06-27
ISBN: 1317650301
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion in Public and Private Life Routledge Revivals Book Excerpt:

Religious crosses the spheres of both the private life and the public institution. In a liberal democracy, public and private interests and goals prove to be inseparable. Clarke Cochran’s interdisciplinary study brings political theory and the sociology of religion together in a fresh interpretation of liberal culture. First published in 1990, this analysis begins with a reassessment of the nature of the "public" and the "private" in relation to the political. The controversy over religion and politics is examined in light of such contested issues of political life as sexuality, abortion, and the changing nature of the family. Clarifying a number of debates central to contemporary society, this timely reissue will be of particular value to students with an interest in the relationship between religious, society, and politics.

Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1991

Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1991
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 478
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Freedom of religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Status of Religion and the Public Benefit in Charity Law

The Status of Religion and the Public Benefit in Charity Law
Author: Barry W. Bussey
Publsiher: Anthem Press
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2020-02-29
ISBN: 1785272683
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Status of Religion and the Public Benefit in Charity Law Book Excerpt:

'The Status of Religion and the Public Benefit in Charity Law' is an apologetic for maintaining the presumption of public benefit for the charitable category ‘advancement of religion’ in democratic countries within the English common law tradition. In response to growing academic and political pressure to reform charity law – including recurring calls to remove tax exemptions granted to religious charities – the scholars in this volume analyse the implications of legislative and legal developments in Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. In the process, they also confront more fundamental, sociological or philosophical questions on the very nature and role of religion in a secular society that would deny any space for religious communities outside their houses of worship. In other words, this book is concerned with the place of religion – and religious institutions – in contemporary society. It represents a series of concerns about the proper role of the state in relation to the differing beliefs of citizens – some of which will quite rightly manifest in actions to benefit the wider society. This debate, then, naturally engages with broader issues related to secularism, civic engagement and liberal democratic freedoms.

Faiths Public Policy and Civil Society

Faiths  Public Policy and Civil Society
Author: A. Dinham
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2009-03-12
ISBN: 0230234305
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Faiths Public Policy and Civil Society Book Excerpt:

This book uses empirical data and theory to explore the role of faiths as public actors; their contribution to welfare services, how they help build community cohesion, and break it down, and what it means for them and for others to be involved in new modes of governance.

Religion and Public Life in the Pacific Northwest

Religion and Public Life in the Pacific Northwest
Author: Patricia O'Connell Killen,Mark Silk
Publsiher: Rowman Altamira
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2004-03-15
ISBN: 0759115753
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion and Public Life in the Pacific Northwest Book Excerpt:

When asked their religious identification, more people answer 'none' in the Pacific Northwest than in any other region of the United States. But this does not mean that the region's religious institutions are without power or that Northwesterners who do attend no place of worship are without spiritual commitments. With no dominant denomination, Evangelicals, Mainline Protestants, Catholics, Jews, adherents of Pacific Rim religious traditions, indigenous groups, spiritual environmentalists, and secularists must vie or sometimes must cooperate with each other to address the regions' pressing economic, environmental, and social issues. One cannot understand this complex region without understanding the fluid religious commitments of its inhabitants. And one cannot understand religion in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska without Religion and Public Life in the Pacific Northwest.

Economics Politics and American Public Policy

Economics  Politics  and American Public Policy
Author: James J. Gosling,Marc Allen Eisner
Publsiher: M.E. Sharpe
Total Pages: 245
Release: 2013
ISBN: 0765637707
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Economics Politics and American Public Policy Book Excerpt:

This text introduces students to the interrelationship of politics and economics in American public policymaking: how economic concerns have been legislated into law since Franklin Roosevelt's time and how politics (e.g., Washington gridlock) affects the economy and the making of public policy. Students learn how to measure various indicators of economic performance, how the U.S. economy works (domestically and with international linkages), and how and why policymakers act to stabilise an economy in an economic downturn. Additionally, many social insurance programs (Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid) are explained and the current fiscal issues concerning current/future costs are treated in some detail. The book concludes with a full chapter case study on the Obama administration's response to the Great Recession and its dealings with Congress; the implementation of the Affordable Care Act is also discussed.

Illiberal Politics and Religion in Europe and Beyond

Illiberal Politics and Religion in Europe and Beyond
Author: Anja Hennig,Mirjam Weiberg-Salzmann
Publsiher: Campus Verlag
Total Pages: 558
Release: 2020-12-16
ISBN: 3593443147
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Illiberal Politics and Religion in Europe and Beyond Book Excerpt:

Globale Migrationsbewegungen, Sicherheitsbedrohungen und soziale Umwälzungen haben in den vergangenen Jahren den Aufstieg populistischer rechter Parteien und Bewegungen in Europa und im transatlantischen Raum befördert. Religiöse Akteure stellen potenzielle Allianzpartner für diese Gruppierungen dar. Denn religiöse Interpretationen, etwa die Bezugnahme auf christliche Traditionen, bieten ein Reservoir für die Konstruktion vermeintlich natürlicher Geschlechterordnungen, exkludierender Vorstellungen homogener Nationen und anti-muslimischer Narrative. Dieses Buch analysiert die ideologische, strukturelle und historische Verbindung von Religion und illiberalen Politiken in europäischen Demokratien.

Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties

Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties
Author: Paul Finkelman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 2570
Release: 2021-02-25
ISBN: 1351269631
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties Book Excerpt:

Originally published in 2006, the Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties, is a comprehensive 3 volume set covering a broad range of topics in the subject of American Civil Liberties. The book covers the topic from numerous different areas including freedom of speech, press, religion, assembly and petition. The Encyclopedia also addresses areas such as the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, slavery, censorship, crime and war. The book’s multidisciplinary approach will make it an ideal library reference resource for lawyers, scholars and students.

The Changing Nature of Religious Rights Under International Law

The Changing Nature of Religious Rights Under International Law
Author: Malcolm Evans,Peter Petkoff,Julian Rivers
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 327
Release: 2015
ISBN: 0199684227
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Changing Nature of Religious Rights Under International Law Book Excerpt:

The Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief, as proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1981, is the only universal human rights instrument specifically focusing on religious intolerance and discrimination. However, recent years have seen increasing controversy surrounding this right, in both political and legal contexts. The European Court of Human Rights has experienced a vast expansion in the number of cases it has had brought before it concerning religious freedom, and politically the boundaries of the right have been much disputed. This book provides a systematic analysis of the different approaches to religious rights which exist in public international law. The book explores how particular institutional perspectives emerge in the context of these differing approaches. It examines, and challenges, these institutional perspectives. It identifies new directions for approaching religious rights through international law by examining existing legal tools, and assesses their achievements and shortcomings. It studies religious organisations' support for international human rights protection, as well as religious critique of international human rights and the development of an alternative religious 'Bills of Rights'. It investigates whether expressions of members belonging to religious minorities can be considered under the minority right to culture, rather than the right to religion, and discusses the benefits and shortcomings of such a route. It analyses the reach and limits of the provisions in the 1981 Declaration, identifies ways in which the right is being eroded as a concept, and suggests new ways in which the right can be reinforced and protected.

The Role of Religion in the Making of Public Policy

The Role of Religion in the Making of Public Policy
Author: James Edward Wood
Publsiher: Baylor Univ J M Dawson Inst of
Total Pages: 257
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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