Reply: Human Rights: Religious or Enlightened?
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Professor Stackhouse brings, from the world of religion, support for the idea of human rights, for the universality of human rights, for human dignity as the foundation of human rights, and for the largely agreed upon content of human rights. Professor Stackhouse avoids such strictures by distinguishing between religion and theology. If Professor Stackhouse's public theology the 'viable comprehending view of life and meaning for all' is, or comprehends, acceptance, respect for, and commitment to the full panoply of human rights, the human rights movement and all persons of good will should rally to that 'theology'. As a philosophical, ideological, political idea, as the idea of our times as it is epitomized in the Universal Declaration, the human rights idea aspires to universalism. One should be pleased to see religion, religions, religious institutions, religious leaders; religious individuals embrace and support the idea of human rights.