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Tensions within and between Religions and Human Rights

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Edited by: Johannes A. van der Ven, Hans-Georg Ziebertz

ISBN13: 9789004218673
Published: March 2012
Publisher: Brill Nijhoff
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £103.00

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This volume contains theoretical and empirical articles on tensions within and between religion and human rights. There are conflicts in the past histories of Christianity and Islam in regard to human rights, but also in contemporary history. There are also tensions in the sphere of human rights, like the relation between natural law and human rights, morality and law, liberty and equality, civil rights and socio-economic rights, and more specific ones, like the rights of humans and citizens, religious freedom and the separation of church and state, religious freedom and freedom of speech, and the state and religion on social welfare provisions. The volume aims at theoretical clarification and empirical exploration on data from 14 countries.

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Human Rights and Civil Liberties
1. Universality of human rights and the need for parsimony
Jean-Pierre Wils
2. Freedom of Religion and Criminal Law: A Legal Appraisal.
From the Principle of Separation of Church and State to the Principle of Pluralist Democracy?
Piet Hein van Kempen
3. On the Foundations of Human rights. Religious and Secular Approaches in the West and in Islam
Mathias Rohe
4. Religious liberty in political perspective
Johannes A. van der Ven
5. The Impact of Religion on Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Speech among Young Swedes
Anders Sjöborg
6. Human Rights among Muslims and Christians in Palestine and Germany
Raymond J. Webb, Hans-Georg Ziebertz, Jack Curran, and Marion Reindl
7. Women Rights and Religion among Christian and Islamic Students in Tanzania
Leo W.J.M. van der Tuin & Clement D. Fumbo
8. Religious Socialisation and Values as Predictors of Human Rights Attitudes. An empirical study among Christian and Muslim adolescents in Germany
Hans-Georg Ziebertz & Marion Reindl