Religious and Philosophical Traditions & Human Rights

Religious and philosophical traditions worldwide have expressed the importance of protecting society's weakest and most vulnerable sectors and has advocated “speaking truth to power” in the cause of fairness and justice. Around the world, communities of faith and conscience have been at the forefront of many struggles to achieve and defend human rights.


Selected readings

Islam and Human Rights Project, Emory University School of Law


Religions and Human Rights: Buddhism, Human Rights and Social Renewal, Part 8 The Buddha's Economic Philosophy by Nalin Swaris


Wikipedia article on Social Justice (section on Catholic contribution to the concept of social justice)


Confucianism and Human Rights. de Bary, Wm. Theodore & Tu, Weiming eds., Columbia University Press Jan 1988


Rabbis for Human Rights