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The Human-Rights Concept of the Russian Orthodox Church and its Patriarch Kirill I: A Critical Appraisal

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The debate on the universality of human rights has acquired an inner-European dimension. On 6 April 2006, the Tenth World Russian People's Council adopted the "Orthodox Declaration of Human Rights. Declaration on Human Rights and Dignity". Formally, the World Russian People's Council is an international non-governmental organization which has consultative status at the UN (ECOSOC). Patriarch Kirill I of Moscow explains that "the annual meetings bring together representatives of Russia's traditional religions, government and society but also representatives of the Russian diaspora from all over the world". One might ask, however, what exactly the interest of representatives of Russia's other traditional religions would be to co-adopt the Orthodox Declaration of Human Rights? It seems that, substantively, the World Russian People's Council has been under the influence of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC).

Keywords: human rights; Moscow; Orthodox Christianity; Patriarch Kirill I; Russia's traditional religions; Russian Orthodox Church (ROC)

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