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On the Significance of Religion for Human Rights

Kollontai, Pauline C. H. and Lohmann, Friedrich (2023) On the Significance of Religion for Human Rights. London, Routledge (In Press)

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Abstract

This book furthers the interreligious, international and interdisciplinary understanding of the role of religion in the area of human rights.

Building bridges between the often-separated spheres of academics, policy makers and practitioners, it draws on the expertise of its authors alongside historical and contemporary examples of how religion's role in human rights manifests. At the core of the book are four case studies, dealing with Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Authors from each religion show the positive potential that their faith and its respective traditions has for the promotion of human rights, whilst also addressing why and how it stands in the way of fulfilling this potential.

Addressed to policy makers, academics and practitioners worldwide, this engaging and accessible volume provides pragmatic studies on how religious and secular actors can cooperate and contribute to policies that improve global human rights.

Item Type: Book
Status: In Press
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
School/Department: School of Humanities
URI: https://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/7304

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