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Religion and human rights : an introduction /

"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...

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Other Authors: Witte, John, 1959-, Green, M. Christian 1968-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012
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Table of Contents:
  • Foreword /
  • Martin E. Marty
  • Introduction /
  • John Witte, Jr. and M. Christian Green
  • A Jewish theory of human rights /
  • David Novak
  • Christianity and human rights /
  • Nicholas P. Wolterstorff
  • Islam and human rights /
  • Abdullahi Ahmed An-NaŹ¾im
  • Hinduism and human rights /
  • Werner Menski
  • Confucianism and human rights /
  • Joseph C.W. Chan
  • Buddhism and human rights /
  • Sallie B. King
  • Indigenous religion and human rights /
  • Ronald Niezen
  • Religion, human rights, and public reason: the role and limits of a secular rationale /
  • David Little
  • The phases and functions of freedom of conscience /
  • Steven D. Smith
  • Religion and freedom of choice /
  • Paul M. Taylor
  • Religion and freedom of expression /
  • Carolyn Evans
  • Religion, equality, and non-discrimination /
  • Nazila Ghanea
  • Religion and freedom of association /
  • Natan Lerner
  • The right to self-determination of religious communities /
  • Johan D. van der Vyver
  • Permissible limitations on the freedom of religion or belief /
  • T. Jeremy Gunn
  • The right to religious and moral freedom /
  • Michael J. Perry
  • Keeping faith: reconciling women's human rights and religion /
  • Madhavi Sunder
  • Religion and children's rights /
  • Barbara Bennett Woodhouse
  • Religion and economic, social, and cultural rights /
  • Ingvill Thorson Plesner
  • Religion and environmental rights /
  • Willis Jenkins
  • Religion, violence, and the right to peace /
  • R. Scott Appleby
  • Patterns of religion state relations /
  • W. Cole Durham, Jr.