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Faith and Human Rights Christianity and the Global Struggle for Human Dignity (Facets) by Richard Amesbury

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Published by Fortress Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Christian social thought & activity,
  • Religion,
  • Religion - Socialissues,
  • General,
  • Religion & Spirituality,
  • Ethics,
  • Christianity,
  • Civil rights,
  • Human rights,
  • Religious aspects

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages144
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11203100M
ISBN 100800621328
ISBN 109780800621322

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Faith and Human Rights is organized into six chapters, exploring two basic themes. Chapter one recounts, as a case study, the work of Salvadorian martyr-priest Oscar Romero in his prophetic witness against government-backed death squads in the late ’s. Faith in the efficacy of human rights action can also entail keeping faith with the traditions in which we stand — recognizing their potential for affirming universal human dignity, even as we acknowledge and attempt to address their many inadequacies. For Christians, moreover, faith in human rights can be rooted in faith in God's self-giving love for humanity. Human Rights (Global Issues (Facts on File)) [Faith Merino, Brian E Klunk] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Human Rights enables readers to understand international standards for human rights, human rights abuses around the world. The human rights regime is one of modernity's great civilizing triumphs. From the formal promulgation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in to the subsequent embrace of this declaration by the newly independent states of Africa, human rights have emerged as the primary discourse of global politics and as an increasingly prominent category in the international and domestic legal Cited by: 2.

In this first comprehensive study of the problem of a universal definition of human rights, Robert Traer argues that contemporary theological discourse contains an affirmation of faith that unites members of world religious traditions with secular humanists in a common struggle to establish human rights as the basis for human dignity.2/5. Such stereotyping, fueled by the resurgence of Islamic fundamentalism, has proved detrimental to Muslim women in their campaign for human rights. This book is the first detailed study to emphasize Muslim women's rights as human rights and to explore the existing patriarchal structures and processes that present women's human rights as contradictory to by:   In Christian Human Rights, Samuel Moyn asserts that the rise of human rights after World War II was prefigured and inspired by a defense of the dignity of the human person that first arose in Christian churches and religious thought in the years just prior to the outbreak of the war. The Roman Catholic Church and transatlantic Protestant circles dominated the public discussion of the new . In this first comprehensive study of the problem of a universal definition of human rights, Robert Traer argues that contemporary theological discourse contains an affirmation of faith that unites members of world religious traditions with secular humanists in a common struggle to establish human rights as the basis for human dignity.

Faith and human rights: Christianity and the global struggle for human dignity. [Richard Amesbury; G M Newlands] -- This work argues that though the idea of human rights is not exclusively religious, its realisation in practice requires urgent action on the parts of people of all faiths and of no faith. HUMAN RIGHTS, FAITH AND CULTURE Introduction Introduction The year marked the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declara-tion of Human Rights. Rightly, this anniversary provoked reflection by many organizations and individuals on the progress made, and yet to be made, in attaining. This book is the first detailed study to emphasize M Despite the rich complexity of their social, cultural, and ethnic differences, they are often portrayed in monolithic terms. Such stereotyping, fueled by the resurgence of Islamic fundamentalism, has proved detrimental to Muslim women in their campaign for human rights/5. Keeping Faith with Human Rights suffers from a number of minor but irritating errors. The secretary of the drafting committee for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, John Humphreys, was.