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Religious Diversity and Human Rights

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This essay describes the situation and orientation of the Russian Orthodox Church with respect co human tights. Along the broad spectrum of rights I focus mainly on the civil rights of individuals and nonstate associations rather than the subsistence rights and rights to social services that figure so prominently in socialist theories of rights.


This article was archived with permission from Columbia University Press, all rights reserved. Document also available from Valliere, Paul. "Russian Orthodoxy and Human Rights," Religious Diversity and Human Rights, ed. Irene Bloom, J. Paul Martin and Wayne L. Proudfoot (New York: Columbia University Press, 1997), pp. 278-312.

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