n International Journal for Religious Freedom - Religion and the development of civil society
|Article Title||Religion and the development of civil society|
|© Publisher:||International Institute for Religious Freedom|
|Journal||International Journal for Religious Freedom|
|Affiliations||1 University of Milan, Italy and 2 University of Leuven, Belgium|
|Publication Date||Jan 2011|
|Pages||29 - 36|
|Keyword(s)||Christianity, Civil society and Religion|
Religions offer a peculiar element to the development of civil society, that is, the conviction that man is repository of a truth given by God. This conviction raises the problem of harmonizing truth and liberty. If the central feature of civil society is the free search for the common good through a committed participation in particular experiences, how can this search be shared by those who know they possess the truth? The article answers this question through the examination of the right of religious freedom and the principle of subsidiarity.
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