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About Jeremy Carrette

Jeremy Carrette is a Professor of Religion and Culture at the University of Kent, UK and Principal Investigator on the AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society Project, Religious NGOs and the United Nations.

Articles by Jeremy Carrette

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Rosemary Bechler is openDemocracy’s Editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The paradox of religion and rights

While religion is foundational to human rights, it is also problematic. Broad concepts of religion often obscure identity and hide an imperialistic organization of the world. How, then, can we understand religion as more than an external social category that only protects theoretical rights, rather than lived realities? A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate, Religion and Human Rights.

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