Between Cultural Diversity and Common Heritage: Legal and by Silvio Ferrari, Andrea Benzo

By Silvio Ferrari, Andrea Benzo

Going past the extra ordinary concentrate on Jerusalem as a sacred position, this ebook offers felony views at the most crucial sacred locations of the Mediterranean. the 1st a part of the ebook discusses the thought of sacred locations in anthropological, sociological and felony experiences and offers an outline of latest criminal methods to the safety of sacred locations so one can boost and outline a brand new felony framework. the second one half introduces the which means of sacred locations in Jewish, Christian and Islamic proposal and specializes in the importance and function that sacred areas have within the 3 significant monotheistic religions and the way most sensible to maintain their non secular nature when designing a brand new foreign statute. the ultimate a part of the booklet is an in depth research of the felony prestige of key sacred areas and holy towns within the Mediterranean sector and identifies a collection of criminal rules to help a normal framework during which particular criminal measures may be applied. The publication concludes with an invaluable appendix for the safety of sacred locations within the Mediterranean quarter. together with contributions from prime legislation and faith students, this attention-grabbing e-book may be necessary to these within the fields of overseas legislation, in addition to faith and historical past reviews.

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Smith, ‘The Wobbling Pivot’ [1972], The Journal of Religion, 134 – reprinted in Jonathan Z. Smith, Map is not Territory: Studies in the History of Religions (Brill, 1978) 88–103; Christoph Auffarth, ‘Sind heilige Stätten transportabel? Axis mundi und soziales Gedächtnis’, in A. ), Noch eine Chance für die Religionsphänomenologie? ), Changing Religious Worlds: The Meaning and End of Mircea Eliade (State University of New York Press, 2001) 235–48; Tanaseanu-Döbler, ‘Mircea Eliade and Concepts of Holy Places’.

Framework, Structure and Aim of this Chapter This chapter aims to analyse the existing regime for each holy place, namely the Vatican, Mount Athos, Mecca (or Makka), the holy places of Kosovo and Jerusalem in the light of international law. Secondly, the study will ascertain whether the existing regimes present some grey areas and, if this is the case, it will deal with such specific legal problems and their consequences for peaceful relations within a certain geographic area or for international peace and security.

A ‘Code on Holy Sites’ was drawn up in 2009 by the ‘Holy Sites conference’, assembling religious leaders and academics and organized by ‘One World in Dialogue’ and the ‘Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights’. The Code has been endorsed by interfaith networks, religious communities and leaders such as the ‘Religions for Peace World Council’, the ‘World Sikh Leadership’, the President of the ‘All India Imam Organization’, the ‘World Council of Churches’ and the Russian Orthodox Church – Moscow Patriarchate.

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