RELIGIONS AND HUMAN RIGHTS

Second cycle degree in HUMAN RIGHTS AND MULTI-LEVEL GOVERNANCE

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: First Semester

Lecturer: GIUSEPPE GIORDAN

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: Basic concepts of sociology and sociology of religion
Examination methods: 1. A written paper of about 2,000 words on a topic related to the course unit contents. The paper will be presented and discussed in class.
2. Written exam: answering 5 open questions in a session of about an hour and a half.
Course unit contents: 1. Studying religion: the politics of definition
2. Religion and modernity: the secularization debate
3. Religion, spirituality, and the post-secularization approach
4. Religious diversity and cultural pluralism
5. The sociology of religious freedom
6. Human rights and religious traditions
7. Religion and human rights issues
8. Religion, conflict, and peacebuilding