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Religion, Human Rights and the Role of Culture


Man Yee Karen Lee


Department of Social Sciences, Hong Kong Institute of Education

December 9, 2009

International Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 15, No. 6, pp. 887-904, August 2011

Abstract:     
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is widely taken as the only universal framework of human rights today. With the diversity that existed at its drafting, it aimed to speak to the world to the tune of a vague and abstract universalism. When aspirations turn into practice, this universalism appears to be in conflict with the particularism inherent in religion. The solution does not lie in excluding religion in the discussion of common good. For religion was part of the human rights history. The challenge lies, instead, in making religion part of the civil society and nurturing a culture of intellectual solidarity.

Keywords: Religion, Human Rights, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Culture

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Date posted: December 12, 2009 ; Last revised: August 1, 2011

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Lee, Man Yee Karen, Religion, Human Rights and the Role of Culture (December 9, 2009). International Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 15, No. 6, pp. 887-904, August 2011. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1521342

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Man Yee Karen Lee (Contact Author)
Department of Social Sciences, Hong Kong Institute of Education ( email )
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