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Faith in Human Rights: Support in Religious Traditions for a Global Struggle
by Robert Traer (Goodreads Author)
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. Scholars of religion, law, and ...more
Hardcover, 239 pages
Published February 1st 1991 by Georgetown Univ Pr
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Aug 20, 2009 Robert Traer added it · (Review from the author) · review of another edition
Despite the diversity of religious traditions, a common concern has led many Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, and members of diverse indigenous traditions to support international human rights law. In this book I document this religious support for human rights as well as offer a critical assessment of the resistance to human rights within each religious tradition.
Robert Traer served as the executive director of the International Association for Religious Freedom from 1990-2000, and in that capacity represented the work of the IARF on religious freedom at the United Nations. Dr. Traer now teaches courses on ethics at the Dominican University of California in San Rafael. In 2002 he was a Resident Scholar at the Tantur Ecumenical Institute for Theological ...moreMore about Robert Traer...