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COLLECTIONEssays and short articles
TITLEStriving for Human Rights in an Age of Religious Extremism
AUTHOR 1Nazila Ghanea-Hercock
PUBLISHED ASNazila Ghanea
DATE_THIS2016
VOLUME26:1-2
TITLE_PARENTJournal of Bahá'í Studies
PAGE_RANGE7-26
PUB_THISAssociation for Bahá'í Studies North America
CITY_THISOttawa
ABSTRACTBahá'í perspectives on global human rights law, community duties, religion as a pillar of justice, and the oneness of humanity.
NOTES Mirrored from journal.bahaistudies.ca/online/article/view/203.
TAGSHasan M. Balyuzi Memorial Lectures; Human Rights; Justice; Unity of humanity
 
CONTENT
About: Bahá’u’lláh emphasizes, “Be anxiously concerned with the needs of the age ye live in” (Gleanings 213). Undoubtedly two such “needs” in this present age are dealing with religious extremism and clarifying the role of religion in human rights. The message of the Universal House of Justice to the world’s religious leaders in April 2002 bemoans the fact that, “Tragically, organized religion, whose very reason for being entails service to the cause of brotherhood and peace, behaves all too frequently as one of the most formidable obstacles in the path; to cite a particular painful fact, it has long lent its credibility to fanaticism” (¶ 2).
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