• “To Serve Right and to Fight Wrong": Why Religion, Human Rights, and Human Dignity Need Each Other

    Author(s):
    John Witte, Jr. (see profile)
    Date:
    2015
    Subject(s):
    Religion, Catholicism, Law
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    Pope Benedict XVI, Religion and Human Rights, Religious Freedom, Human Dignity, Second Vatican Council, Law and Religion
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/30tj-7745
    Abstract:
    Pope Benedict XVI argued convincingly that Christianity and other religious communities not only laid the foundations for modern human rights, but remain essential allies in the struggle for human rights for all. Theories of human dignity without religious mooring, claims of rights without reciprocal moral duties, and public deliberation without religious voices included are all impoverished, the Pope argued. Religion and human rights, in particular, need each other. This Article offers an appreciative review of the Pope’s arguments and then offers further arguments about the necessary interaction of religion and human rights.
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