Problematizing Religious Freedom

Problematizing Religious Freedom

People who have survived severe burns to the head and face my have stronger grounds for exemptions to bans on headgear than do Jews or Sikhs.45 (6) There is a tension between seeking freedom of religion for one's own religion, ...

Author: Arvind Sharma

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9048189934

Category: Philosophy

Page: 264

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The concept of religious freedom is the favoured modern human rights concept, with which the modern world hopes to tackle the phenomenon of religious pluralism, as our modern existence in an electronically shrinking globe comes to be increasingly characterised by this phenomenon. To begin with, the concept of religious freedom, as embodied in Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, seems self-evident in nature. It is the claim of this book, however, that although emblematic on the one hand, the concept is also problematic on the other, and the implications of the concept of religious freedom are far from self-evident, despite the ready acceptance the term receives as embodying a worthwhile goal. This book therefore problematizes the concept along legal, constitutional, ethical and theological lines, and especially from the perspective of religious studies, so that religious freedom in the world could be enlarged in a way which promotes human flourishing.
Categories: Philosophy

Mukti Freedom

Mukti   Freedom

As we start the journey to Mukti, Freedom, we must be absolutely clear about what is it that we are seeking Freedom from. Of course, we are seeking Freedom from misery, sorrow, from unhappiness. But what is causing all this?

Author: AiR

Publisher: AiR Institute of Realization


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 180

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What is Mukti? Is it just Freedom? Yes, it is Freedom, Freedom not only from all misery on earth but also Freedom from Rebirth. This book reveals that all misery on earth is because we are prisoners, we are slaves, we are imprisoned in our ignorance, in the myth that we have grown up with. If we want to be free from all misery and sorrow, we need Mukti, we need Freedom. Freedom not just from fear, worry, stress, and anxiety, or from all joy stealers, but also from the continuous cycle of death and Rebirth. Discover Mukti and be free from all misery.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Gateway to Freedom

Gateway to Freedom

Others were Americanborn free blacks seeking economic opportunities greater than those available in the United States. Black Americans, runaway slave and free, also settled in other parts of Canada. Canadian journals published by blacks ...

Author: Eric Foner

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191057823

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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When slavery was a routine part of life in America's South, a secret network of activists and escape routes enabled slaves to make their way to freedom in what is now Canada. The 'underground railroad' has become part of folklore, but one part of the story is only now coming to light. In New York, a city whose banks, business and politics were deeply enmeshed in the slave economy, three men played a remarkable part, at huge personal risk. In Gateway to Freedom, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner tells the story of Sydney Howard Gay, an abolitionist newspaper editor; Louis Napoleon, furniture polisher; and Charles B. Ray, a black minister. Between 1830 and 1860, with the secret help of black dockworkers, the network led by these three men helped no fewer than 3,000 fugitives to liberty. The previously unexamined records compiled by Gay offer a portrait of fugitive slaves who passed through New York City — where they originated, how they escaped, who helped them in both North and South, and how they were forwarded to freedom in Canada.
Categories: Social Science

Documents of Freedom

Documents of Freedom

I. Title. E221.S942012 973.3'13—dc22 2010041922 Manufactured in the United States of America 1 – DP – 12/31/11 Chapter 1 SEEKING FREEDOM In the 1600s, people from Europe. Contents Chapter 1 SEEKING FREEDOM . . . page 4.

Author: Gwenyth Swain

Publisher: Lerner Publications ™

ISBN: 9781541505056

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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What are the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and the U.S. Constitution? They're important documents that helped to shape our country. But what's the story behind how these documents were created? And what exactly do they say? Read this book to find out.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Freedom Manifesto

Freedom Manifesto

But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.44 ... arrived on these shores, millions of people from all cultures and walks of life have come seeking freedom.

Author: Steve Forbes

Publisher: Currency

ISBN: 9780307951595

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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From Steve Forbes, the iconic editor in chief of Forbes Media, and Elizabeth Ames coauthors of How Capitalism Will Save Us—comes a new way of thinking about the role of government and the morality of free markets. Americans today are at a turning point. Are we a coun­try founded on the values of freedom and limited gov­ernment, as envisioned by the founding fathers in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution? Or do we want to become a European-style socialist democ­racy? What best serves the public good—freedom or Big Government? In Freedom Manifesto, Forbes and Ames offer a new twist on this historic debate. Today’s bloated and bureau­cratic government, they argue, is anything but a force for compassion. Instead of assuring fairness, it promotes favoritism. Instead of furthering opportunity, it stifles economic growth. Instead of unleashing innovation and material abundance, its regulations and price controls create rigidity and scarcity. Not only are Big Govern­ment’s inefficient and ever-expanding bureaucracies ill-equipped to deliver on their promises—they are often guilty of the very greed, excess, and corruption routinely ascribed to the private sector. The only way to a truly fair and moral society, the authors say, is through economic freedom—free people and free markets. Throughout history, open markets have helped the poor and everyone else by unleashing unprecedented creativity, generating wealth, and raising living standards. Promoting trust, generosity, and de­mocracy, economic freedom has been a more powerful force for individual rights, self-determination—and hu­manity—than any government bureaucracy. Freedom Manifesto captures the spirit of a new movement that is questioning old ideas about the mo­rality of government and markets for the first time since the Great Depression. Going beyond the familiar explanations and sound bites, the authors provide a fully developed framework of “first principles” for a true understanding of the real moral and ethical distinctions between more and less government. This timely and provocative book shows why free markets and liberty are the only way to a better future and a fair and humane society.
Categories: Business & Economics

Price of Freedom

Price of Freedom

This great nation of America was conceived and born out of an attempt to depress freedom and make us bend to the will of a ... Let those who have found freedom help those who are seeking freedom, for it is God's will that all be free.

Author: Merrill Phillips

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781490713212

Category: Fiction

Page: 126

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Price of Freedom was written to honor those who gave their lives protecting the freedoms we hold so dear. That they may be remembered for the sacrifices they made so that we of today might live in a freedom-loving country.
Categories: Fiction



Requiring " no inducements from me to seek the protection of our flag , " contended Phelps , slaves fled to Camp Parapet ... of Union lines succeeded , but the possibility of capture failed to discourage blacks from seeking freedom .


Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521132134

Category: African Americans

Page: 968

View: 208

Categories: African Americans

America and the Struggle for Freedom

America and the Struggle for Freedom

... others to adopt Americans smuggled guns and powder our system was ethnocentric and arto Simon Bolivar , the Great Liberator ; rogant . we supported the Polish patriots and In fact , what began in the United others seeking freedom .

Author: George Pratt Shultz


ISBN: MINN:31951D00822762Z

Category: Democracy

Page: 8

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Categories: Democracy

Freedom A Documentary History of Emancipation 1861 1867 Series 11 The Black Military Experience

Freedom  A Documentary History of Emancipation 1861 1867  Series 11  The Black Military Experience

Himself a Kentuckian and a slave owner , Burbridge sought to minimize the blow to slavery and deflect white opposition . ... slavery foundered , because few slaves patiently awaited their masters ' approval before seeking freedom .

Author: Ira Berlin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521132053

Category: African American soldiers

Page: 962

View: 568

This book "...examines the recruitment of black men into the Union Army and the experiences of black soldiers under arms"--Introd.
Categories: African American soldiers

Called for Freedom

Called for Freedom

By seeking to prevent sin, however, it can bring about the greater sin, namely the rejection of the message of love and of God's forgiveness. Freedom is a task, a calling, the goal of human beings in their brief existence in this world.

Author: Jose Comblin

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781606088012

Category: Religion

Page: 273

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In this frank and honest work, one of the pioneers of liberation theology in Latin America reassesses the movement in light of post-Cold War realities. Comblin outlines a liberative, theological pastoral agenda for now and the decades to come in the face of massive urbanization and the apparent triumph of the global marketplace. With the increasing apartheid of rich and poor, the cause of liberation remains as urgent as ever-perhaps more so. Jose Comblin, already established as a premier contributor to liberation theology, has now provided a work of major new importance. Significant changes have occurred since the inception of liberation theology thirty years ago, and Comblin provides a remarkably comprehensive, critical, and insightful study of economic, political, cultural, and religious developments that liberation theology must address. He offers as well a challenging new theological emphasis on 'freedom.' -Arthur F. McGovern, SJ University of Detroit A 'must read' for all interested in current debates among Latin American liberation theologians, and more broadly, on the eve of the third millennium, for all wondering about the meaning of the good news of the coming of God's reign in history. -Lee Cormie St. Michael's College and the Toronto School of Theology He dispels the rumor that liberation theology is disappearing or dead. This book is about the future of liberation theology, and, if Jose Comblin is right, it will play a vital role in the coming century. -Curt Cadorette University of Rochester
Categories: Religion