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Articles by Kiser Barnes, Greg Duly, Cheshmak Farhoumand-Sims, Graham Hassall, Darren Hedley, Nazila Ghanea-Hercock, Chichi Layor, Michael Penn, Martha Schweitz, and Albert Lincoln.
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Bahá'í-Inspired Perspectives on Human Rights

edited by Tahirih Tahririha-Danesh.
Hong Kong: Juxta Publishing Co., 2001
Abstract: The latter half of the Twentieth Century and the unfoldment of the two World Wars have shed a new light on the importance of human rights for all mankind. The contributions of Bahá’ís in bringing forth development and prosperity through collective and individual initiatives in promotion of the oneness of mankind, peace, order, and equality of rights, has laid an effective foundation for a holistic and integrative process of advancement the world over. Over the past century, the Bahá’í community has played an active role in the promotion of fundamental spiritual verities that enhance the universalization of just causes. One of the most prominent series of activities that has been subject to the persistent and systemic approach of the Bahá’í community is the promotion of human rights, duties, privileges and obligations. Originally released as an e-book, this ground-breaking publication was the first ever Bahá’í e-book on the subject of Human Rights.


Contents

Foreword...........................................................7 
     Albert Lincoln

Introduction......................................................11 
The Articles......................................................15 
The Contributors..................................................18 

Human Rights and Multiculturalism.................................21 
     Kiser Barnes

Human Rights and the Rights of the Child: Implications for........38
     Children’s Participation in the Bahá’í Community
     Greg Duly 

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Cultural Relativism....64
     and the Persecution of the Bahá’ís in Iran
     Cheshmak Farhoumand-Sims 

A Bahá’í Critique of Human Rights: State Sovereignty as...........90 
     Smokescreen or Necessary Partner in Securing Human Rights?
     Nazila Ghanea-Hercock

Rights to Human and Social Development: A Survey of the..........102
     Activities of the Bahá’í International Community
     Graham Hassall 

The Right to Development Assistance, and the Duty to.............123 
     Contribute: a Case Study from Zambia
     Darren Hedley

Bringing Rights Home: Human Rights and the Institution...........143
     of the Family
     Chichi Layor 

Reflections on Human Rights, Moral Development, and the..........162 
     Global Campaign to Eradicate Gender-Based Violence
     Michael L. Penn

Rights and Responsibilities in the Bahá’í World Order:...........189 
     From “Me” to “Us” — Confronting the Fear
     Martha L. Schweitz

The Right to Education: The Case of the Bahá’ís in Iran..........216
     Tahirih Tahririha-Danesh

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