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Preface and Acknowledgements Contributors Introduction - John Witte, Jr. and M. Christian Green, Emory University Part I: Human Rights and Religious Traditions 1. A Jewish Theory of Human Rights - David Novak 2. Christianity and Human Rights - Nicholas P. Wolterstorff 3. Islam and Human Rights: Framing and Reframing the Discourse - Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im 4. Hinduism and Human Rights - Werner Menski 5. Confucianism and Human Rights - Joseph Chan 6. Buddhism and Human Rights - Sallie B. King 7. Indigenous Religion and Human Rights - Ronald Niezen 8. Religion, Human Rights, and Public Reason: The Role and Limits of a Secular Rationale - David Little Part II: Religion and Modern Human Rights Issues 9. The Phases and Functions of Freedom of Conscience - Steven D. Smith 10. Religion and Freedom of Choice - Paul Taylor 11. Religion and Freedom of Expression - Carolyn Evans 12. Religion, Equality, and Non-Discrimination - Nazila Ghanea 13. Religion and Freedom of Association - Natan Lerner 14. The Right to Self-Determination of Religious Communities - Johan D. van der Vyver 15. Permissible Limitations on Religion - T. Jeremy Gunn 16. From Religious Freedom to Moral Freedom - Michael J. Perry 17. Keeping Faith: Reconciling Women's Human Rights and Religion - Madhavi Sunder 18. Religion and Children's Rights - Barbara Bennett Woodhouse 19. Religion and Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights - Ingvill Thorson Plesner 20. Religion and Environmental Rights - Willis Jenkins 21. Religion, Violence, and the Right to Peace - R. Scott Appleby 22. Patterns of Religion State Relations - W. Cole Durham, Jr. Index

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John Witte, Jr., Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University, is a world authority on legal history, marriage law, religious liberty, and human rights. He has published 25 books, 15 journal symposia, and 200 articles, and lectured throughout the world. His writings have appeared in ten languages, and he has won dozens of awards for teaching and research. M. Christian Green is a Senior Fellow of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University. She has taught at Emory, Harvard, and DePaul. Her specialties include law and religion, feminism and the family, human rights, comparative religious ethics, and religion and international affairs.


"This splendid volume is a treasure house of insight and up-to-date information on religion and human rights. The accessibility of the essays, the eminence of the diverse authors, and the vision of the editors will make this an indispensable handbook for every scholar, advocate, and policy-maker in the field." --Mary Ann Glendon, Learned Hand Professor of Law, Harvard University "An important contribution to the study of twenty-first century challenges in the excellent handbook and comprehensive survey of the subject."--Catholic Library World

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