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Religion, Social Justice and Human Rights

Human Rights
Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

About This Course

The aim of this course is to relate both religion and social justice with modern-day human rights issues. We start by analysing the relationship between the major religious traditions worldwide and human rights, and then we look at their role in the main human rights issues at the moment. Lastly, we address the leading social justice global issues today.

Course Content

1. Human rights and religious traditions

  a) Judaism

  b) Roman Catholic Church

  c) Islam

  d) Hinduism

  e) Buddhism

  f) Taoism

2. Religion and modern human rights issues

3. Social justice global issues

  a) AIDS

  b) Forced labor

  c) War and conflict

  d) International child welfare

  e) Gender-related issues

  f) International social development

  g) Millennium Development Goals


Hans-Georg Ziebertz - Human Rights and the Impact of Religion (2013, BRILL)

Hans-Georg Ziebertz, Gordan Črpić (eds.) - Religion and Human Rights_ An International Perspective (2015, Springer International Publishing)

John Witte, M. Christian Green - Religion and Human Rights_ An Introduction (2011, Oxford University Press)

Joseph Wronka - Human Rights and Social Justice - SAGE Publications (2016)

Susan C. Mapp - Human Rights and Social Justice in a Global Perspective_ An Introduction to International Social Work - Oxford University Press, USA (2007)