Freedom of religion in the 21st century: A human rights perspective on the relation between politics and religion

Hans-Georg Ziebertz (Editor), Ernst Hirsch Ballin (Editor)

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Abstract

Freedom of religion consists of the right to practice, to manifest and to change one’s religion. The modern democratic state is neutral towards the variety of religions, but protects the right of citizens to practice their different religious beliefs. Recent history shows that a number of religious claims challenge the neutral state. This happens especially when secularity is rejected as the basis of the modern state. How can conflicting interpretations of the relation between religion and state be balanced in our world? This book reflects on conflicts that seem to be implied in the freedom of religion, on its causes and how they can be overcome.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeiden / Boston
PublisherBrill
ISBN (Electronic)9789004304390
ISBN (Print)9789004296770
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2015

Publication series

NameEmpirical Research in Religion and Human Rights
PublisherBrill
Volume4
ISSN (Print)1877-881X

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Human Rights
21st Century
Religion
Freedom of Religion
History
Secularity
Modern State
Causes
Religious Beliefs

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Ziebertz, H-G., & Hirsch Ballin, E. (Eds.) (2015). Freedom of religion in the 21st century: A human rights perspective on the relation between politics and religion. (Empirical Research in Religion and Human Rights; Vol. 4). Leiden / Boston: Brill.
Ziebertz, Hans-Georg (Editor) ; Hirsch Ballin, Ernst (Editor). / Freedom of religion in the 21st century : A human rights perspective on the relation between politics and religion. Leiden / Boston : Brill, 2015. (Empirical Research in Religion and Human Rights).
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Leiden / Boston : Brill, 2015. (Empirical Research in Religion and Human Rights; Vol. 4).

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