Religion and Rights in China

Religion and Rights in China -- International Symposium

The 2008 Olympic Games brought international attention to China's human rights practices, as well as intensified repression against Tibetan Buddhists, Uyghur Muslims, non-registered churches and Falun Dafa practitioners. At the same time, China is experiencing the greatest religious revival in human history. This symposium will examine issues of religious control and persecution as well as the contributions of religions as civil society organizations building human rights in China. We will approach this by pairing academic and activist presentations in panels on Buddhism, Islam, Christianity and Falun Dafa, and discussion sessions. Dr. Pitman Potter (University of British Columbia Law School) will be the keynote speaker.

Advance Registration required - space limits us to 60 people. To Register email ycar@yorku.ca. Registration for Symposium and Lunch - $20. Students - $10. Additional $20 for evening dinner.

For program details visit: www.yorku.ca/ycar/Events/religion_human_rights_china.html or phone 736-2100 ext 33068.

Location

Knox College
59 St. George Street (University of Toronto)
Toronto, ON
Canada
43° 39' 40.5288" N, 79° 23' 50.1972" W
This community event is not affiliated with Faith Connections, but we believe it to be of specific interest to young adults aged 18-39 and with a faith-based or social justice theme. However, we can be mistaken — if you're not sure this event will meet your expectations, please check with the event organizers.