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Human Rights and Christianity

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HUMAN RIGHTS DEVELOPMENT AMONG THE CATHOLIC CHRISTIANS

        P.CHARLES CHRISTOPHER RAJ
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ABSTRACT

Human life is built up through the development of satisfying personal and social relationships, through appropriate economic and political   arrangements, by the development of the humanities and the sciences. Through Jesus Christ, Catholics believe, God’s love as a transformative force of grace is effective throughout   the cosmos.   Violence, coercion and torture are the enemies of human rights. They perfectly exemplify the actuality of sin.   The Christian gospel is concerned with salvation, reconciliation, the fullness of human flourishing in all its aspects, in life and beyond life   and achieve the goodness of life through the worldly human rights.

The Christian Catholics believe that the basis for human rights was given by Lord Jesus Christ.   He could be called as the real founder of Human Rights as we come across many verses from the Bible.   Pope Francis in his recent interview said   when questioned about the human right that the Roman Catholic Church must become “the home for all” and place its pastoral ministries ahead of such hot-button political and social issues as gay marriage, abortion and contraception and try to smoothen the relationship between Christianity and human rights which are often found both complex and inextricable. Catholicism provide...

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