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Human Rights and Religion in Educational Contexts

  • Manfred L. Pirner
  • Johannes Lähnemann
  • Heiner Bielefeldt
  • Fundamental clarifications of the relationship between religions and human rights

  • Concepts for integrating religion into human rights education and human rights into public religious education

  • Renowned experts from ten countries, various academic disciplines and different religious or nonreligious backgrounds


Part of the Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Rights book series (CHREN, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction and Foundation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Manfred L. Pirner, Johannes Lähnemann, Heiner Bielefeldt
      Pages 3-9
  3. Human Rights and Religion: Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Examples

  4. Human Rights Education and Religious Education: Pedagogical Perspectives

About this book


What is the role of religion(s) in a human rights culture and in human rights education?

How do human rights and religion relate in the context of public education?

And what can religious education at public schools contribute to human rights education?

These are the core questions addressed by this book. Stimulating deliberations, illuminating analyses and promising conceptual perspectives are offered by renowned experts from ten countries and diverse academic disciplines.


Human rights education Religious education Religion and education Religion and human rights Philosophy of human rights

Editors and affiliations

  • Manfred L. Pirner
    • 1
  • Johannes Lähnemann
    • 2
  • Heiner Bielefeldt
    • 3
  1. 1.Religious EducationFriedrich-Alexander-Univ Erlangen-NürnbNürnbergGermany
  2. 2.Religious EducationFriedrich-Alexander-UniversityNürnbergGermany
  3. 3.Lehrstuhl für Menschenrechte und MenschenrechtspolitikFriedrich-Alexander-Universtiy Erlangen-NurembergNürnbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Human Rights and Religion in Educational Contexts
  • Editors Manfred L. Pirner
    Johannes Lähnemann
    Heiner Bielefeldt
  • Series Title Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Rights
  • Series Abbreviated Title Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Rights
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology Law and Criminology (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-39350-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-81873-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-39351-3
  • Series ISSN 2509-2960
  • Series E-ISSN 2509-2979
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 346
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Human Rights
    Religious Studies, general
    Religion and Education
    Educational Philosophy
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