Religious Fundamentalisms and the Human Rights of Women by Courtney W. Howland (Editor), Thomas Buergenthal (Foreword by)


Dialogue on the conflict between religious fundamentalism and women’s rights is often stymied by an “all or nothing” approach: fundamentalists claim absolute religious freedom, while some feminists dismiss religion entirely as patriarchal. Courtney Howland provides a forum for scholars, both religious and non-religious, to meet and seek common ground in their fight against fundamentalism. Through an examination of international human rights, national law, grass roots activism, and theology, this volume explores the acute problems that contemporary fundamentalist movements pose for women’s equality and liberty rights.