Global Institutions of Religion: Ancient movers, modern by Katherine Marshall

By Katherine Marshall

This paintings fills an important hole within the present literature via offering a concise advent to non secular associations and an insightful research in their function in global affairs.

Focusing on formal associations in particular devoted to governing spiritual groups, the paintings examines the intersections among non secular and different worldwide associations, set opposed to the elemental query: why and the way do those intersections matter?

The paintings explores the position of faith inside key matters including

Human rights
Human security
International improvement and humanitarian relief
Climate change
Moral responsibilities
The new types that non secular associations are taking, their healthy with human rights and democratic beliefs, their altering nature in plural societies, are a hugely suitable a part of the worldwide institutional photo and this booklet is vital studying for all scholars and students of world associations, diplomacy and faith.

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A wide variety of causal factors and trends have been proposed by scholars. Economic stagnation and political repression are often pointed to as leading causes of religious extremism and violence, although uneven concentrations of religious fundamentalism across impoverished regions of the world clearly point to other elements as well. Local cultural and political factors often play a role, and trailblazing research in the fields of psychology and sociology continue to explore the impact of Huntington’s notions regarding a globalization backlash and the hardening of religious identities in the face of perceived cultural intrusions by the West, worsened by persistent economic inequities.

The extent to which competition for adherents plays a role must, of course, also be considered. 6 focus on the evidence suggested by some statistical measures of strength of religious adherence and, related to that, levels of relative trust in various entities, religious leaders and communities among them . • Religious Person • Religion Very Important .

Yes Conversion from Islam not recognized; restrictions on groups deemed “extreme”; all groups monitored; proselytizing restricted. 1 (continued) Country Constitutional Guarantee of Religious Freedom Registration Religious Freedom in Requirement for Practice Religious Groups? Taiwan Guaranteed Tajikistan Guaranteed, restricted in other laws and policies Guaranteed; some restrictions in practice No; may do so voluntarily for tax benefits Yes Thailand Tunisia Union of Comoros United States Venezuela Vietnam Guaranteed; some restrictions in practice Yes; no new groups recognized since 1984; unregistered groups operate unimpeded Yes; same process as all other NGOs Religious freedoms generally respected.

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