Religion and Human Rights

An International Perspective

  • Hans-Georg Ziebertz
  • Gordan Črpić

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Simeon Evstatiev, Plamen Makariev, Daniela Kalkandjieva
    Pages 1-17
  3. Gordan Črpić, Željko Tanjić
    Pages 19-29
  4. Régis Dericquebourg
    Pages 31-44
  5. Alexander Unser, Hans-Georg Ziebertz
    Pages 61-83
  6. Nikos Maghioros, Christos N. Tsironis
    Pages 85-92
  7. Svetlana Suveica, Vitalie Spranceana
    Pages 103-112
  8. Pål Ketil Botvar
    Pages 113-122
  9. Raymond J. Webb
    Pages 123-135
  10. Katarzyna Zielińska
    Pages 137-149
  11. Clement Fumbo
    Pages 183-194
  12. Viktor Yelensky
    Pages 195-206

About this book


​This book examines the relationship between human rights and religiosity. It discusses whether the impact of religiosity on human rights is liberational or suppressive, and sheds light on the direction in which the relationship between religion and human rights is expected to develop. The questions explored in this volume are: Which are the rights that are currently debated or under pressure? What is the position on human rights that churches and religious communities represent? Are there tensions between churches, religious communities and the state? Which rights are especially relevant for young people and which relate to adolescents life-world experiences? Covering 17 countries, the book describes two separate, yet connected studies. The first study presents research by experts from individual countries describing the state of human rights and neuralgic points anticipated in individual societies. The other study presents specific findings on the relationship between these two social phenomena from empirical research in a population of high school students. Studying this particular population allows insights into social trends, value systems and attitudes on human rights, as well as an indication of the likely directions of development, and potential room for intervention.


Christianity and human rights Comparative religious research Empirical human rights research Empirical research on religion Freedom of religion Human rights and religion International research program on Religion and Human Rights Islam and human rights Youth, religion and human rights

Editors and affiliations

  • Hans-Georg Ziebertz
    • 1
  • Gordan Črpić
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Practical TheologyWürzburgGermany
  2. 2.Hrvatsko katolicko sveucilisteZagrebCroatia

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