This book, titled, ` Governance of Priests and Religious: A Guide to Handle Conflict Situations’ is written against the backdrop of the recent scandals, and happenings in the Church, with the aim to enable us to have a proper understanding of the human persons/her dignity as a child of God, his/her human rights relating to life, liberty, equality, and dignity of the individual guaranteed by the Constitution and embodied in the International Covenants and enforceable by the courts in India. The fundamental freedoms and human dignity they encompass, what are known as civil, cultural, economic, political rights and with the relationship between the individual and the State. But how far has the issue of human rights gained recognition in the Church, more particularly among the clergy and the religious? What is the position of the rights of a human person in the Church? Do vested interests, powers, traditions, structures, hierarchy, erode and eclipse them? Or do the Church look for a settlement of such issues? What is the legal position in India in relation to issues of `civil nature ‘? What do the courts in India say regarding such issues? How to cope with the above instances and find amicable solutions? These and more are dealt with in this book.
||Sr. Mary Scaria scjm