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Islam: Human Rights and Public Policy

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In this ground-breaking Australian book, a diverse group of international writers, scholars and commentators shed light on some of the most pressing human rights and public policy challenges of our time. Contributors include thinkers of Muslim background with extensive personal...


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In this ground-breaking Australian book, a diverse group of international writers, scholars and commentators shed light on some of the most pressing human rights and public policy challenges of our time. Contributors include thinkers of Muslim background with extensive personal experience in developing countries, and Western writers of both secular and religious orientation. Individual essays deal with the human rights of Muslims and non-Muslims alike, in areas ranging from women's rights to freedom of religion. Another valuable focus is on the challenges of adaptation that immigrant Muslim communities in the West face, as do non-Muslims as they seek to understand and come to terms with different Muslim world views. Contentious areas of debate such as the sources of religious violence, and the implications of so-called Islamisation are not avoided but addressed with openness, honesty and candour. Other specific topics include multi-faith dialogue, Islamic finance, and the nature of Islamic law (Sharia). The book concludes with a set of practical, concrete recommendations for individuals directly involved in setting relevant public policies. 'Islam, Human Rights and Public Policy' is an indispensable handbook for all Western policy makers.

In this ground-breaking Australian book, a diverse group of international writers, scholars and commentators shed light on some of the most pressing human rights and public policy challenges of our time. Contributors include thinkers of Muslim background with extensive personal experience in developing countries, and Western writers of both secular and religious orientation. Individual essays deal with the human rights of Muslims and non-Muslims alike, in areas ranging from women's rights to freedom of religion. Another valuable focus is on the challenges of adaptation that immigrant Muslim communities in the West face, as do non-Muslims as they seek to understand and come to terms with different Muslim world views. Contentious areas of debate such as the sources of religious violence, and the implications of so-called Islamisation are not avoided but addressed with openness, honesty and candour. Other specific topics include multi-faith dialogue, Islamic finance, and the nature of Islamic law (Sharia). The book concludes with a set of practical, concrete recommendations for individuals directly involved in setting relevant public policies. 'Islam, Human Rights and Public Policy' is an indispensable handbook for all Western policy makers.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 346537
  • Product Code 9781617504884
  • ISBN 1617504882
  • EAN 9781617504884
  • Department Academic
  • Category World Religions
  • Sub-Category Islam & Muslim
  • Publisher Acorn Press
  • Publication Date Nov 2009
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No
  • Size 1.94 MB (EPUB)
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David Claydon

Rev Dr Canon David Claydon, was Federal Secretary of the Church Missionary Society and Former International Director Of The Lausanne Committee For World Evangelization. He completed doctoral studies in missiology, and has written and lectured extensively on missions and ministry including a excellent book on connecting the gospel to other faiths Connecting Across Cultures: Sharing the gospel across cultural and religious boundaries.

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