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Audio File-Social Justice and Human Rights: The Case for Religious Prosecution
David Hodge
Podcast. | Date Posted: November 27, 2013 | Date Recorded: October 21, 2011
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Abstract:   Human rights are a fundamental social justice concern that is grounded in the NASW Code of Ethics and international human rights protocols. Despite widespread philosophical support for the notion of human rights on the international stage, advocacy for the right to religious freedom has received little attention, helping fuel a global rise in religious prosecution. This lecture helps participants challenge social injustice on behalf of persecuted people people of faith. Toward this end, the origins and nature of human rights are reviewed along with the UNDHR. The state of religious freedom around the world is discussed along with strategies to promote religious freedom. The lecture concludes with a discussion of the challenges and opportunities associated with advocating for the human right of religious freedom.

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