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Socially Engaged Buddhism$
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Sallie B. King

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780824833350

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824833350.001.0001

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Human Rights and Criminal Justice

Human Rights and Criminal Justice

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(p.137) Chapter 7 Human Rights and Criminal Justice
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Socially Engaged Buddhism
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Sallie B. King

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University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824833350.003.0007

This chapter focuses on the discussions on the subject of human rights in the Engaged Buddhism. Some scholars, both Asian and Western, argue that the concept of human rights is a Western concept that has no place in Buddhism. Others, Asian and Western, argue that the concept of human rights, while Western in origin, has its equivalent in Buddhism. Both sides have their supporting arguments. The bottom line, though, is that many Asian Engaged Buddhist activists readily use the concept of human rights in their work. In some instances—notably the Burmese, Tibetan, and Cambodian—human rights form the very foundation of the cases that activists make on behalf of the people they represent.

Keywords:   human rights, Engaged Buddhism, Buddhism, Engaged Buddhist activists, activists

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