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Believing ScholarsTen Catholic Intellectuals$
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James L. Heft

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780823225255

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823225255.001.0001

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Catholicism and Human Rights

Catholicism and Human Rights

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(p.81) Chapter 6 Catholicism and Human Rights
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Mary Ann Glendon

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823225255.003.0007

This chapter discusses the reciprocal relationship between Catholic social thought and the post-World War II human rights project that Mary Ann Glendon discovered in the course of digging into the origins of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948. It also reflects on how her faith has affected her scholarship and how her scholarship has affected her faith. The chapter examines the Catholic influences on the human rights project and the influence of the universal human rights idea on Catholicism. A key figure in the lobbying process for the final vote on the Declaration in the UN General Assembly was the French member of the Commission, René Cassin, a distinguished French lawyer who described himself as a secular Jew. The chapter shows that the contributions of Catholic social thought to the Universal Declaration were significant.

Keywords:   Catholic social thought, human rights, Catholicism, Cassin, Universal Declaration, Glendon

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