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A Faith Imperative for Human Rights

On Human Rights Day, this webinar aims to surface the potential tension between faith and human rights, and engage in an open and positive conversation. Is there a contradiction between religion and human rights?

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Human Rights webinar

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. Yet, the language of human rights is increasingly contested and controversial, within the world of international policy but also within religious institutions and faith communities.

On Human Rights Day, this virtual event aims to surface the potential tension between faith and human rights, and engage in an open and positive conversation. Is there a contradiction between religion and human rights?

Opening remarks: Rev. Dr Martin Junge, General Secretary, The Lutheran World Federation.

Moderator: Eva Ekelund, Act Church of Sweden.

Panel speakers:

Deepika Singh, Religions for Peace
Gloria Mafole, Christian Council of Tanzania and Side by Side Tanzania
Patrick Watt, Christian Aid
Hanbeet Rhee, Thursdays in Black, World Council of Churches.

Respondent and Q&A Moderator: Rev. Lusmarina Campos Garcia, ACT Alliance.

Closing remarks: Daniel Seymour, UN Women.

Webinar takes place in English.

Please join us for this event and sign up via the Eventbrite page.