Racism

Artikelnummer: AR505

EAN: 9783862690350

With an essay on Caste in India by Richard Howell

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Are white” people more intelligent than black” people? Are Jews devious and grabby? Intolerance and violence through racism includes slavery, national socialism in Germany, apartheid in South Africa, or the genocides in Rwanda and Bosnia. But racism is not only wrong theologically, it is not only against the dignity of humans, that guarantees their human rights, but newer genetic research also proves that the whole classification into races is without foundation. Biologically speaking all humans belong to one race. E.g., when you need a blood transfusion, you should not look for a blood donor from your race , but someone with the same blood group transcending all races . Thomas Schirrmacher (*1960), Dr. theol. Dr. phil., PhD, ThD, is Chair of the Theological Commission of the World Evangelical Alliance, which represents 600 mio. Christians in 129 countries, professor of ethics at Martin Bucer European Theological Seminary and Research Institutes (Bonn, Zurich, Innsbruck, Prague, Istanbul), as well as professor of the sociology of religion at the State University of the West in Timisoara in Romania and Distinguished Professor of Global Ethics and International Development at William Carey University in Shillong (Meghalaya, India). As an international human rights expert he is spokesperson for human rights of the World Evangelical Alliance and director of the International Institute for Religious Freedom (Bonn, Cape Town, Colombo). Richard Howell resides in Delhi, India, and was born in 1954 in Firozpur, state of Punjab in India. He received his B.A. (Hons) and his M.A. from India, his Master in Theology (MTh) from Canada and his PhD from the Netherlands. He worked as Principal of the Allahabad Bible Seminary (1990-1996), and in 1997 became the General Secretary of Evangelical Fellowship of India. In 2008 he additionally became the General Secretary of the Asia Evangelical Alliance. He also is a member of the Global Christian Forum Committee.

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