Human Rights in Religious Thought - POS 649

Due to the lately increased importance of religion in international politics and to its longstanding importance in societies, politics and conflicts of the MENA region, this seminar provides a review of the different religions’ positions and views on human rights. Added focus will be provided for the three monotheistic religions that are the main players and have the most influence in MENA politics. The seminar will also explore the possible conflicts between human rights and religious teachings and survey conciliatory approaches. Prerequisite: POS 602.