An Argument against the Registration of Religions

Patrick, Jeremy (2019) An Argument against the Registration of Religions. In: 2nd International Conference on Indonesian Legal Studies (ICILS 2019), 4 Sept, 2019, Semarang, Indonesia.

[img]
Preview
Text (Published Version)
An Argument Against the Registration of Religions.pdf
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial 4.0.

Download (2MB) | Preview

Abstract

The paper examines how is the perspective of freedom of religion and human rights, the official registration and recognition of religious groups is inevitably problematic in democratic societies. Several arguments against the practice follow, but many share a common theme: scepticism of government power. When bureaucrats and politicians gain authority over religion, they are likely to exercise their power in ways that are clumsy, narrow-minded, and for their own political purposes. This inevitable misuse of power then distorts the independence of religious groups and the freedoms of individual religious believers.


Statistics for USQ ePrint 38738
Statistics for this ePrint Item
Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice (1 Jul 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice (1 Jul 2013 -)
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2020 23:54
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2020 04:39
Uncontrolled Keywords: Reegistration of Religions, Human Rights, Minority, Administrative Law
Fields of Research (2008): 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180114 Human Rights Law
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.2991/icils-19.2019.2
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/38738

Actions (login required)

View Item Archive Repository Staff Only