Religious Tolerance As a Precondition of a Good Local - Global Relations

Monday, 11 July 2016: 09:00-10:30
Location: Hörsaal IOeG (Main Building)
WG01 Sociology of Local-Global Relations (host committee)

Language: English

In order to develop good local-global relations and successful cooperation between people it is important to develop religious tolerance. Misunderstandings between religions and the lack of religious tolerance can explain much of the world’s problems today. Therefore it is important to act with a goal of developing religious tolerance between people. At the same time, it should be done under the cover of human rights and liberties. 
It is obvious that the current concept of the UN’s human rights is built up under the influence of Christianity. In that sense, most important acts are the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Acceptance of these acts comes into question in religious systems different from Christianity, because they challenge some important areas of these religious systems. The question of monogamy and polygamy is a good example. In order to develop the local-global relations towards a better understanding between religions this session should challenge the researcher to share their own views on religious tolerance today.
Session Organizer:
Miroljub JEVTIC, Centre for study relgigious and religion tolerance, Serbia
Linkages Between Political Orientations and Religious Tolerance in Russia
Larissa VDOVICHENKO, Russian State University for Humanities, Russia