– with Dyah Ayu Prabawati at Mie Ongklok Pak Muhadi

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“Without the Church we never had a formulation for Human Rights, which are essentially children of Christianity, because Christianity reawakens a sense of human dignity, the uniqueness of each person, the equality of all peoples, without discrimination on the basis of religious belief, sex or social position. And the concept of man as in the image of God is a religious thought that has produced, throughout history, effects on relations between persons and between citizens and the state. The evolution of human rights has been a long historical process, sometimes even at odds with the Church, but human rights as we know them today are a product of the Church.
The Constitutional State and democracy are a product of Christianity ” – Prof. Joseph Isensee, Professor Emeritus of Public Law and Philosophy – at Pacet

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