Human Rights History Across Cultures and Religions
View human rights through the lenses of religious and cultural beliefs.Return to the Enlightenment and the birth of human rights. Adopt Buddhist, Christian and Islamic approaches. Ask how these perspectives intersect with the field of education.
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This subject provides an overview of the development of the idea of human rights and related concepts in a range of cultures and religions. The subject begins with an exploration of the development of human rights in the Enlightenment tradition and then explores debates about the foundations of human rights. Other topics include cultural relativist critiques of human rights; non-western cultural traditions of human rights; the role and practice of dialogue; ideas of human rights in different religious traditions; colonialism and human rights; and Indigenous understandings of human rights and perspectives on rights protection, practice and education.
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