Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Harmonizing Religion and Human Rights

On December 5, the Carter Center will hold a public conversation on Harmonizing Religion and Human Rights.  Former President Jimmy Carter will be one of the participants.  According to the web announcement, to mark the occasion of Human Rights Day, December 10, "a panel of religious leaders will explore what the scriptures of some of the world’s major religions have to say about human rights. How can we align religious life with human rights? What role should spiritual leaders play in promoting human rights? And what can everyday people of faith do to defend human rights and encourage mutual respect between people of different religions?"

With families separated at the border and children tear-gassed, all in the name of preserving "American values," examining the religious roots of human rights and the American idea -- and encouraging religious leaders' engagement with these events -- can only be a good thing.  The event, which runs from 7 - 8:15 p.m. on December 5, will be live-streamed here.

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