Harmonizing Religion and Human Rights
December brings the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a United Nations document that lays out an individual’s inalienable rights. To mark the occasion, a panel of religious leaders will explore what the scriptures of some of the world’s major religions have to say about human rights. How can we align religious life with human rights? What role should spiritual leaders play in promoting human rights? And what can everyday people of faith do to defend human rights and encourage mutual respect between people of different religions? #FaithANDHumanRights Moderator: - Karin Ryan, the Carter Center's senior advisor on human rights and special representative on women and girls Panelists: - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter - Rabbi Jill Jacobs, executive director of T'ruah, the Rabbinic Call for Human Rights - Imam Omar Suleiman, founder and president of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research
Religion, Culture and Tradition: No Excuse for Violence
The Association for Women's Rights in Development links the rights guaranteed in various United Nations protocols and commitments to arguments against normalized gender-based violence.
Religion and Development Post-2015
ORGANIZATIONS Report of a consultation among donor organizations, United Nations development agencies, and faith-based organizations. Subjects include: an overview of policy challenges, governance and effective institutions, stable and peaceful societies, financing sustainable development, gender equality, environment and climate change, health and nutrition, education, and key takeaways.
A Commentary on Religion and Domestic Violence
Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune with Salma Abugideiri and Rabbi Mark Dratch offer reflections on marriage, divorce, the role of the clergy, parent-child relationships, the role of the clergy, and approaches to suffering through the lens of religious teachings. Focusing in interpreting Christian, Jewish, and Muslim scripture, this essay offers support for using religious teachings to advocate against violence and discrimination towards women and children.
Religion and Human Rights
Religious leaders have the opportunity and responsibility to teach the alignment between the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights and diverse sacred texts.
How can we revive ourselves and our communities?
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From Local to Global: Connecting Religious Study, Action and Advocacy
Moderator Ritu Sharma leads a discussion with panelists Imam Mohamed Magid, Professor Elizabeth Schuessler Fiorenza, and Dr. Laurie Zoloth. Panelists discuss the breadth of topics addressed during the 2013 Human Rights Defenders Forum and point out several recurring issues faced by faith leaders working to promote human rights. These include: addressing human rights concerns in language accessible to a community, connecting with youth, establishing shared benchmarks of progress towards women's rights, and building coalitions across faiths and communities.
What role does Islamic scriptural interpretation play in VAW?
What is the role of scriptural interpretation on violence against women in Islam, and how can misinterpretations be countered? An archive of the live roundtable conversation held Feb. 13, 2017 with Dr. Ayesha Chaudry, Imam Mohammad Nuruddeen Lemu, and Dr. Houda Abadi.
Mobilizing Faith and Changing Social Norms for Women and Girls
This panel will explore how community-led development programs throughout West Africa are successfully engaging whole communities in improving well-being and human rights for women and girls. Specifically, these programs result in the abandonment of female genital cutting, domestic violence, and child marriage through a human rights approach strengthened by the full participation of religious and traditional leaders.
Catolicadas Facebook Survey Report 2013
The Catolicadas campaign of Catolicas por el Derecho a Decidir Mexico (CDD) is designed to contribute to the public debate regarding the role of the Catholic Church in Mexican society by drawing on official documents of the Catholic Church, research on the political stances and affiliations of Mexican bishops carried out by CDD in 2010-2011, and the 2010 Catholic opinion survey. The campaign highlights the inconsistencies between the Catholic hierarchy's positions on human rights and the messages found in the Gospel and Catholic tradition.
National Catholic Youth Network for HIV and AIDS Prevention
Flyers quoting biblical verses, with the text "Pleasure is not a sin. Risking your and your partner's life is. Protect yourself against HIV and AIDS. Use a condom."
How to help survivors of Boko Haram?
Reverend Esther Ibanga talks about what is needed to help the survivors of Boko Haram successfully recover and reintegrate into society.
A Mission of Faith: Ending Child Marriage
Engaging faith leaders and religious communities is an important strategy for ending child marriage.
"It will not be so among you!" A Faith Reflection on Gender and Power
The formulation of this working document “It will not be so among you! A faith reflection on Gender and Power” is part of a process of systematizing and building up a theological, gender vocabulary and an understanding about gender mainstreaming in LWF programs and member churches. It is a contribution to the process of contextualizing gender analysis and tools in different fields of knowledge, giving special attention to the dialogue between theory and practice in theological reflection.