This book discusses issues concerning human rights and religion. Is a more integrated approach to human rights desirable - an approach that transcends the individual-centred orientation of civil and political liberties of the dominant centres of power in the West? How can religious thought contribute to an integrated notion of human rights and human dignity? What sort of transformation should religion itself undergo in order to enable it to come to grips with contemporary challenges? Related to this is a larger question: How can universal spiritual and moral values help to shape politics, the economy and society as a whole?
Dr. Chandra Muzaffar is one of Asia's leading public intellectuals, and has written widely on politics, human rights and religion. A former university don, he has been a social activist for 30 years and is President of the International Movement for a Just World.