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Professor Rieffer- Flanagan Publishes New Book

Promoting Religious Freedom in an Age of Intolerance


In an age of intolerance where religious persecution is widespread, this book explores how state and societies can move from religious intolerance towards protection of the fundamental right freedom of religion or belief for all citizens. After surveying the extent of religious persecution throughout the world, this book investigates mechanisms to address religious intolerance and develop religious freedom. The chapters in this book explore how freedom of religion or belief can be institutionalized in dispositions, laws, and policies through efforts which limit negative depictions of the religious (or non-religious) Other in public discourse. This work explains how states can defend religious freedom through specific policies and how reforms that enhance the ability of civil society actors to operate can also promote freedom of religion or belief. Ultimately, this book proves that reforms must be continually nurtured for freedom of religion or belief to exist in society.


Rieffer-Flanagan, Barbara Ann. Promoting Religious Freedom in an Age of Intolerance. Elgar Studies in Human Rights, 2020.


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