The Challenge of Religious Discrimination at the Dawn of the New Millennium

The Challenge of Religious Discrimination at the Dawn of the New Millennium
Author: Nazila Ghanea-Hercock
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2013-11-11
ISBN: 9401759685
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Challenge of Religious Discrimination at the Dawn of the New Millennium

The Challenge of Religious Discrimination at the Dawn of the New Millennium
Author: Nazila Ghanea-Hercock
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2014-01-15
ISBN: 9789401759694
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Challenge of Religious Discrimination at the Dawn of the New Millennium

The Challenge of Religious Discrimination at the Dawn of the New Millennium
Author: Nazila Ghanea
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2004-02-01
ISBN: 9047412729
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The themes and issues explored in this book - religion, human rights, politics and society could not be more relevant to the post 11 September 2001 world. They lie at the heart of global political debate today. The collection explores these issues after the passing of just over two decades from the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of all Forms of Intolerance and Discrimination based on Religion or Belief. That declaration set out minimum international standards for the elimination of such discrimination. Sadly the challenge of intolerance on the basis of religion or belief continues to plague us, and tackling it seems to have become increasingly entrenched. This collection draws from diplomatic, activist and theological quarters and benefits from the analysis of scholars of law, history, religious studies and sociology.

The Right of the Child to Religious Freedom in International Law

The Right of the Child to Religious Freedom in International Law
Author: Sylvie Langlaude
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2007-12-12
ISBN: 904742350X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The child’s right to religious freedom in international law has never been considered in a comprehensive fashion, yet key issues include the prevention of indoctrination, religious clothing, the relationship of the child with parents and religious communities, and the duties of the state to the child. Building on a sociological analysis of religious children, a body of international legal materials is analysed against a theoretical model of what the child’s right ought to be. This book is the first attempt at analysing what international law says on the question, the result is a compelling analysis of the definitive position of international law on the child’s right to religious freedom.

Critical Theory and Transformative Learning

Critical Theory and Transformative Learning
Author: Wang, Victor X.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 333
Release: 2018-06-04
ISBN: 1522560874
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Theory and Transformative Learning Book Excerpt:

Engaging in genuine dialogue and authentic communication is essential for teachers to assist students’ successes and help them further their education through refining critical thinking skills beyond the classroom. Critical Theory and Transformative Learning is a critical scholarly resource that examines and contrasts the key concepts related to critical approaches in educational settings. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics including repressive tolerance, online teaching, and adult education, this book is geared toward educators, administrators, academicians, and researchers seeking current research on transformative learning and addressing the interconnectedness of important theories and praxis.

The Law of Organized Religions

The Law of Organized Religions
Author: Julian Rivers
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2010-07-22
ISBN: 0199226105
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book offers the first modern systematic account of the law that applies to religious bodies. It sets the modern law in its historical context, and examines the major controversies relating to the legal control of religious practice, including faith schools, faith-based welfare provision, and the human rights law protecting religious freedom.

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: 0191009199
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.

Freedom of Religion and Belief

Freedom of Religion and Belief
Author: Rinaldo Cristofori,Silvio Ferrari
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2016-12-05
ISBN: 1351935771
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The essays and articles selected for this volume analyze what is generally understood by freedom of religion and belief in today’s world. The different aspects of this fundamental right are considered from the contents of freedom of religion, to the possible limitations of this freedom; and from the freedom of, or freedom from, conundrum to the question of the collective or individual right. This volume reflects legal, philosophical and international perspectives, addresses numerous unanswered questions and offers an effective overview of the current literature and debate in this aspect of the discipline of law and religion.

Religious Legal Traditions International Human Rights Law and Muslim States

Religious Legal Traditions  International Human Rights Law and Muslim States
Author: Hashemi
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2008-07-25
ISBN: 9047431537
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Considering the subject of Islam and Human Rights, the book tackles three areas that have been largely ignored in literature. It undertakes a comparative study of the laws of several Muslim States with respect to religious freedom, minorities and the rights of the child.

Religious Minorities Islam and the Law

Religious Minorities  Islam and the Law
Author: Al Khanif
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2020-09-04
ISBN: 1000168565
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book examines the legal conundrum of reconciling international human rights law in a Muslim majority country and identifies a trajectory for negotiating the protection of religious minorities within Islam. The work explores the history of religious minorities within Islam in Indonesia, which contains the world’s largest Muslim population, as well as the present-day ways by which the government may address issues through reconciling international human rights law and Islamic law. Given the context of multiple sets of religious norms in Indonesia, this is a complicated endeavour. In addition to amending and enacting human rights norms, the government is also negotiating with the long history of Islamisation in Indonesia. Particularly relevant is the practice of customary law, which puts the rights of community over individualism. This practice directly affects the rights of religious minorities within Islam. Readers, especially those conducting research, will also be provided with information and references which are relevant to the field of human rights, especially in relation to religious minorities and international law. The book will be a valuable resource for academics and researchers in the fields of International Human Rights Law, Law and Religion, and Islamic Studies.

Religion Human Rights and International Law

Religion  Human Rights and International Law
Author: Javaid Rehman,Susan Breau
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2007-06-22
ISBN: 904742087X
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion Human Rights and International Law Book Excerpt:

Freedom of religion is a subject, which has throughout human history been a source of profound disagreements and conflict. In the modern era, religious-based intolerance continues to provide lacerative and tormenting concern to the possibility of congenial human relationships. As the present study examines, religions have been relied upon to perpetuate discrimination and inequalities, and to victimise minorities to the point of forcible assimilation and genocide. The study provides an overview of the complexities inherent in the freedom of religion within international law and an analysis of the cultural-religious relativist debate in contemporary human rights law. As many of the chapters examine, Islamic State practices have been a major source of concern. In the backdrop of the events of 11 September 2001, a considerable focus of this volume is upon the Muslim world, either through the emergent State practices and existing constitutional structures within Muslim majority States or through Islamic diasporic communities resident in Europe and North-America.

Religion Globalization and Culture

Religion  Globalization and Culture
Author: Peter Beyer,Lori Gail Beaman
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9004154078
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion Globalization and Culture Book Excerpt:

The topic of religion and globalization is complex, susceptible to a great variety of approaches. This book combines contributions from many authors who examine a wide range of subjects ranging from overall theoretical considerations to detailed regional perspectives. No single understanding of either religion or globalization is privileged.

Human Rights Culture in Indonesia

Human Rights Culture in Indonesia
Author: Maksimus Regus
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2021-06-08
ISBN: 311069607X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Rights Culture in Indonesia Book Excerpt:

Drawing on human rights discourse and a study of the difficulties faced by religious minority groups (using the Ahmadiyya minority group as a case study), this book presents three interconnected challenges to human rights culture in Indonesia. First, it presents a normative challenge, describing the gap between philosophical and normative principles of human rights on one side and the overall problems and critical issues of human rights at national and local levels on the other. Second, it considers the political problems in developing and strengthening human rights culture. The political challenge addresses the ability (or inability) of the state to guarantee the rights of certain individuals and minority groups. Third, it examines the sociological challenge of majority-minority group relationships in human rights discourse and practices. This book describes the background of human rights in Indonesia and reviews the previous literature on the issue. It also presents a comprehensive review of the discourses about human rights and political changes in contemporary Indonesia. The analysis focuses on how human rights challenges affect the situation of religious minorities, looking in particular at the Ahmadiyya as a minority group that experiences human rights violations such as discrimination, persecution, and violence. The study fills out its treatment of these issues by examining the involvement of actors both from the state and society, addressing also the politics of human rights protection.

The Logic of Evangelism

The Logic of Evangelism
Author: Michael J. Gehring,Andrew D. Kinsey,Vaughn W. Baker
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2019-02-14
ISBN: 1532604564
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The publication of William J. Abraham’s The Logic of Evangelism in 1989 marked a turning point in the field and practice of evangelism. Almost thirty years later the book still provokes discussion as it stimulates both theorists and practitioners to comprehend evangelism as initiation into God’s reign. Combining theological insight and historical analysis, Abraham’s groundbreaking work remains the primary text to set the stage for how evangelism may be conceived. In these timely essays written by both theologians and church leaders, The Logic of Evangelism Revisited takes a critical and yet appreciative look into the ways Abraham’s work still speaks to the church in today’s world. The authors, coming from a wide array of backgrounds, show how The Logic of Evangelism remains a key text into the twenty-first century.

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.

Christianity and International Law

Christianity and International Law
Author: Pamela Slotte,John D. Haskell
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2021-05-20
ISBN: 1108474551
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christianity and International Law Book Excerpt:

This volume offers a many-sided introduction to the theme of Christianity and international law. Using a historical and contemporary perspective, it will appeal to readers interested in key topics of international law and how they intersect with Christianity.

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.

Controversies in Contemporary Religion Education Law Politics Society and Spirituality 3 volumes

Controversies in Contemporary Religion  Education  Law  Politics  Society  and Spirituality  3 volumes
Author: Paul Hedges
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 971
Release: 2014-09-09
ISBN: 1440803420
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Controversies in Contemporary Religion Education Law Politics Society and Spirituality 3 volumes Book Excerpt:

Religious or spiritual beliefs underpin many controversies and conflicts in the contemporary world. Written by a range of scholarly contributors, this three-volume set provides contextual background information and detailed explanations of religious controversies across the globe. • Provides detailed coverage of a broad range of religious controversies and issues in a single resource • Offers analysis and context from authorities in their fields that goes beyond the often simplified presentations of religious controversies in modern media • Supplies insight into key religious issues that underpin international current events, enabling readers a greater understanding of the root causes of the acrimony and contention regarding seemingly secular issues

The Collective Dimension of Freedom of Religion

The Collective Dimension of Freedom of Religion
Author: Mine Yıldırım
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2017-01-20
ISBN: 1315535750
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The right to freedom of religion or belief, as enshrined in international human rights documents, is unique in its formulation in that it provides protection for the enjoyment of the rights "in community with others". This book explores the notion of the collective dimension of freedom of religion or belief with a view to advance the protection of this right. The book considers Turkey which provides a useful test case where both the domestic legislation can be assessed against international standards, while at the same time lessons can be drawn for the improvement of the standard of international review of the protection of the collective dimension of freedom of religion or belief. The book asks two main questions: what is the scope and nature of protection afforded to the collective dimension of freedom of religion or belief in international law, and, secondly, how does the protection of the collective dimension of freedom of religion or belief in Turkey compare and contrast to international standards? In doing so it seeks to identify how the standard of international review of the collective dimension of freedom of religion can be improved.

Facilitating Freedom of Religion or Belief A Deskbook

Facilitating Freedom of Religion or Belief  A Deskbook
Author: W. Cole Durham,Tore Sam Lindholm,Bahia Tahzib-Lie,NA Oslo Coalition on Freedom of Religion or Belief,NA Norway,NA Norsk senter for menneskerettigheter,NA Brigham Young University
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1017
Release: 2013-12-11
ISBN: 9401756163
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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