n International Journal for Religious Freedom - Religion and the Global Politics of Human Rights, Thomas Banchoff and Robert Wuthnow (Eds.) : book review

Volume 5, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2070-5484



The book argues that democratization of Africa, Latin American and Asia has empowered religious groups to participate freely on matters of human rights in their particular social and political contexts. However, these religious groups often face resistance from the "state" and from "other social actors." Nevertheless, in recent decades religion and the global politics of human rights have become bedfellows. Most scholars agree that religion and human rights needs each other.

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