Human Rights and Responsibilities in the World Religions

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Joseph Runzo, Nancy M. Martin, Arvind Sharma
Oneworld Publications, 2003 - Political Science - 380 pages

This volume outlines the approaches to human rights and responsibilities within the different world religions. Featuring contributions from over 15 scholars, the book covers such key issues as women's rights, the role of international law, and responsibility for the environment. It also includes a "Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the World's Religions", presented at the third Parliament of the World Religions.

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Contents

SECULAR RIGHTS AND RELIGIOUS RESPONSIBILITIES
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THE SYNERGY AND INTERDEPENDENCE OF HUMAN RIGHTS
27
THE FIRST TWO LIMBS
51
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Joseph Runzo is Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Chapman University and Life Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge University. The recipient of six Fellowships and Awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, he has published widely in philosophy and theology on issues of religions pluralism and religious ethics.

Arvind Sharma is Birks Professor of Comparative Religion at McGill University, Canada, and Member of the International Board of Consultants of the Global Ethics and Religion Forum.

Nancy M. Martin is Professor of Religious Studies at Chapman University, California, and Associate Director of the Global Ethics and Religion Forum.

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