Christianity and Human Rights: Christians and the Struggle by Frederick M. Shepherd, Thomas Bamat, Patrick Byrne, Dana

By Frederick M. Shepherd, Thomas Bamat, Patrick Byrne, Dana Dillion, Robert Drinan S.J, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Nico Horn, James Lewis, Joseph Loconte, Joyce J. Michael, John Sniegocki, Johannes van der Ven, James Waller, Jonathan Warner, John Witte

In Christianity and Human Rights: Christians and the fight for worldwide Justice, Frederick M. Shepherd has amassed essays by means of students and activists who, in a wide selection of how, confront the problem of Christianity's function within the burgeoning flow for human rights. The volume's individuals offer different views at the theology in the back of the assumption of human rights, the talk over the its which means, and the evolution of the fight for human rights. a large choice of disciplinary views are represented, from economics, political technology and legislations to background, philosophy and theology. The essays additionally signify a extensive political spectrum, together with particular money owed from activists partaking within the fight for human rights. Separate chapters concentrate on circumstances from Europe, Africa, Latin the US and Asia. Christianity and Human Rights starts off and ends with makes an attempt to synthesize present concept and perform, acknowledging either Christianity's nice luck and its mess ups in protecting simple human rights world wide.

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David P. Gushee, “Remembering Rwanda: Church Failure,” Christian Century (April 20, 2004): 28. 36. Marc Lacey, “Since ’94 Horror, Rwandans Turn Toward Islam,” New York Times, April 7, 2004. 37. ” Chapter Two A Dickensian Era of Religious Rights John Witte, Jr. ”2 These same words aptly describe the paradoxes of the latetwentieth-century world revolution, fought in the name of human rights and democratization for all. The world has entered something of a “Dickensian era”3 in the past two decades.

Each tradition has a refined legal structure—the Halacha, the canon law, and the Shari’a—that has translated its enduring principles of faith into evolving precepts of works. Each tradition has sought to imbue its religious, ethical, and legal norms into the daily lives of individuals and communities. Each tradition has produced a number of the basic building blocks of a comprehensive theory and law of religious rights—conscience, dignity, reason, liberty, equality, tolerance, love, openness, responsibility, justice, mercy, righteousness, accountability, covenant, and community, among other cardinal concepts.

23. htm. 24. com/features/10600. 25. com. 26. Corrie ten Boom, Hiding Place (New York: Bantam Books, 1984). 27. First quoted material is from the papers of Edmund A. Walsh in the Georgetown University Archives (diary entry of May 22, 1945). Latter quoted material is from Rev. Louis J. : A Biography (New York: Benziger Brothers, 1962), 169. 28. Stacy Meichtry, “Pope Under Fire for Auschwitz Remarks, Urges End to ‘Racial Hatred,’” Associated Press, May 31, 2006. 29. Peggy Obrecht, “After the Shoah: Christian Statements of Contrition,” in The Holocaust and the Christian World, ed.

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