Transforming Exclusion: Engaging with Faith Perspectives
This book addresses the ways in which theology and religion might endorse exclusive practices and might transform such practices. "Transforming ... Show synopsis This book addresses the ways in which theology and religion might endorse exclusive practices and might transform such practices. "Transforming Exclusion" is concerned with the interface between the study of religion & theology and issues surrounding exclusion. Religious beliefs can be important in shaping attitudes that can lead to the exploitation or marginalization of both humans and non-humans. At the same time, religious beliefs and practices have much to offer in transforming the world, creating a more equitable place for all who occupy it. At other times, the voices of members of religious communities are suppressed and marginalized by other more dominant religious or secular individuals or communities. This book addresses all of these aspects of social exclusion and aims to demonstrate that the study of theology and religion, in addressing religious communities and society more widely, have important contributions to make in creating a more just world.