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ERIC Number: ED567069
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 6
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More than Mere Law: Freedom of Religion or Belief
Holsinger, Ellen S.
Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (10th, Kyustendil, Bulgaria, Jun 12-15, 2012)
Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights establishes that all people, simply because they are human, enjoy the right to freedom of religion and that governments have the obligation to ensure the protection of that right. Yet we witness a world increasingly divided by religious tradition. The failures of many governments to ensure and protect religious liberty, and the impunity with which violators of religious liberty carry out their agenda of violence, fear and hate are commonplace. The language of human rights is an integral part of the concept of our inter-connectedness as humans. To ensure that Freedom of Religion is understood as an unalienable principle of society, the Universal Declaration and the language of human rights should be integrated into the obligatory curriculum of schools everywhere. [For complete volume, see ED567040.]
Bulgarian Comparative Education Society. Blvd Shipchenski prohod 69 A, 1574 Sofia, Bulgaria. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Universal Declaration of Human Rights