We launched of our first eBook What About Us? Global Perspectives on Redressing Religious Inequalities on 26 October. Edited by Mariz Tadros, the book explores how we can make religious equality a reality for those on the margins of society and politics. Watch a video of the launch event.
‘What about us?’ describes individual and collective struggles of the religiously marginalised to be recognised and their inequalities, religious or otherwise, redressed. It is also about the efforts of civil society, governments, multilateral actors, and scholars to promote freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) whatever shape they take.
‘‘Human rights mechanisms do not only rely on legal instruments for their effectiveness. They also benefit from analyses of how norms are received locally. This book presents rich offerings that can help us better advance freedom of religion or belief in ways that connect with realities on the ground and can prove more meaningful.’Professor Nazila Ghanea, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief’
‘Inequalities today drive polarisation and rage across the world, yet action to address them falls far short of what is sorely needed. This book’s exploration of the complex and interconnected religious dimensions of inequality opens paths towards understanding and response.’– Katherine Marshall, Senior Fellow, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, Georgetown University; Professor of the Practice, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; and Executive Director, World Faiths Development Dialogue
Melissa Leach, Director, Institute of Development Studies (IDS)
- Mariz Tadros, Director, CREID – editor and author
- Phil Mader, Fellow, IDS – author
- Asif Aqeel, Lecturer, Lahore School of Law – author
- Moses Muhumuza, Universal Institute of Research and Innovations and Mountains of the Moon University – author
- Katharine Thane, Peacebuilding, religious freedom and consciousness policy coordinator and independent advisor – author
A video of the event is now available to watch on YouTube.