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The given child : the religions' contributions to children's citizenship

Author: Trygve Wyller; Usha S Nayar
Publisher: Göttingen : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, ©2007.
Series: Research in contemporary religion, v. 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In every part of the world children lack cultural and social citizenship. They seem to be excluded from the basic standards of universal human rights. This is scandalous both morally and politically. Wyller, Nayar and their internationally renowned authors ask how to improve this situation. They agree that the world can expect religion to contribute to an improvement of children's rights and citizenship worldwide.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Kongress
Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Trygve Wyller; Usha S Nayar
ISBN: 9783525604366 352560436X
OCLC Number: 191828932
Notes: Developed from sessions at the Childhoods 2005 conference, held in Oslo, Norway.
Description: 199 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The other child as gift? A historical challenge for religions in late modernity / Trygve Wyller, Usha S. Nayar --
The affective citizen : childhood and belonging in the contemporary era / Irene Rizzini, Udi Mandel Butler --
Beyond children as agents or victims : reexamining children's paradoxical strengths and vulnerabilities with resources from Christian theologies of childhood and child theologies / Marcia J. Bunge --
Submission and dissent : some observations on children's rights within the Islamic edifice / Alfons H. Teipen --
Construction of childhood, interactions and inclusions : growing up in a family with Hindu values orientation / Usha S. Nayar --
The child 'as a child' : a theological-ethical investigation of the concrete and relational giving of a child / Annemie Dillen --
Rethinking human rights in light of children / John Wall --
The sense of belonging : the importance of child participation in the ritual life for the recreation of the culture of the indigenous peoples / Yolanda Corona, Carlos Pérez --
The givenness of intentionality : Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology of the body as a way to understand the spirituality of children / Marta Maria Espeseth --
Initiation to adulthood : the challenge of modernity, the paradox of ritual, and the gifts of confirmation in a Norwegian context / Jone Salomonsen --
They owe us nothing : the spirituality of givenness and the recognition of children / Trygyve Wyller --
The child as gifts / John M. Hull.
Series Title: Research in contemporary religion, v. 2.
Responsibility: Trygve Wyller, Usha S. Nayar (ed.).
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In every part of the world children lack cultural and social citizenship. They seem to be excluded from the basic standards of universal human rights. This is scandalous both morally and politically.  Read more...

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