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The Resource Forced into faith : how religion abuses children's rights, Innaiah Narisetti ; foreword by Naveena Hemanth

Forced into faith : how religion abuses children's rights, Innaiah Narisetti ; foreword by Naveena Hemanth

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Forced into faith : how religion abuses children's rights
Title
Forced into faith
Title remainder
how religion abuses children's rights
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Innaiah Narisetti ; foreword by Naveena Hemanth
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: In 1989, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child, proclaiming elementary rights for children worldwide. Among other provisions, the Convention safeguards children's religious freedom and their freedom of thought. But because child rearing is recognized as the primary responsibility of parents, the question of what children are raised to believe is left up to their mothers and fathers. In this controversial critique of the UN Convention, humanist Innaiah Narisetti forcefully argues that children's rights should include complete freedom from religious belief. Narisetti proposes that the choice of religious belief or nonbelief should be deferred till adulthood. Just as most societies recognize that marriage and civic responsibilities such as voting are adult prerogatives that children should not be allowed to exercise, so should the choice of a belief system wait till an individual is competent to exercise mature judgment. Narisetti cites numerous examples of the ways in which early religious indoctrination leads to later negative attitudes such as intolerance, suspicion, and outright hostility directed toward those who believe differently. He also notes that religion provides a cloak for such obvious evils as sexual abuse, genital mutilation, and corporal punishment of children. While most societies are quick to condemn such abuses, Narisetti suggests that they should be willing to take the next logical step and look to the role of religion in such problems. Including the complete text of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, this candid, unflinching critique of childhood religious education will provoke much thoughtful discussion
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DLC
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1937-
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Innaiah, N.
Dewey number
200.83
Index
index present
LC call number
BL42
LC item number
.I56 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Religious education of children
  • Child abuse
  • Religion
Label
Forced into faith : how religion abuses children's rights, Innaiah Narisetti ; foreword by Naveena Hemanth
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Religion and child abuse : an unacknowledged global phenomenon -- Introduction -- What is abuse? -- Proclaiming children's rights -- What is taught in madrassas? Jihad -- How does Islam defy human rights? -- Child abuse by religious cults in Africa -- Children and religion : some immodest proposals -- Questions and answers -- A children's charter -- Christians -- Muslims -- Hindus -- Jews -- Buddhists -- Children's inquisitiveness -- The road map for the new millennium -- Role of cults in child abuse by religions -- Bibliography
Control code
187548507
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
126 pages
Isbn
9781591026068
Lccn
2007051810
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)187548507
Label
Forced into faith : how religion abuses children's rights, Innaiah Narisetti ; foreword by Naveena Hemanth
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Religion and child abuse : an unacknowledged global phenomenon -- Introduction -- What is abuse? -- Proclaiming children's rights -- What is taught in madrassas? Jihad -- How does Islam defy human rights? -- Child abuse by religious cults in Africa -- Children and religion : some immodest proposals -- Questions and answers -- A children's charter -- Christians -- Muslims -- Hindus -- Jews -- Buddhists -- Children's inquisitiveness -- The road map for the new millennium -- Role of cults in child abuse by religions -- Bibliography
Control code
187548507
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
126 pages
Isbn
9781591026068
Lccn
2007051810
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)187548507

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