Limitations on Religious Rights:  Problematizing Religious Freedom in the African Context

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Limitations on Religious Rights: Problematizing Religious Freedom in the African Context

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Published in Religious Human Rights in Global Perspective: Legal Perspectives, Johan D. van der Vyver, John Witte & Jr., eds.

The piece argues that the two messianic faiths - Christianity and Islam - are driven by proselytizing impulses that have violated the cultural integrity and humanity of Africans. The conscious, willful, and planned displacement of African religions goes beyond the legitimate bounds of religious advocacy and violates the human rights of Africans. This orchestrated process of the vilification and demonization of African religions represents more than just an attack on the religious freedoms of Africans - it is an act of cultural genocide and a repudiation of the humanity of Africans.

Publication Date

1996

Publisher

Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN

978-0-8028-4856-7

First Page

417

Last Page

440

Keywords

messianic faiths, Islam, Christianity, culture, identity, missionary, colonialism, religious rights, barbarism

Disciplines

Human Rights Law | Law

Limitations on Religious Rights:  Problematizing Religious Freedom in the African Context

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