27th Annual International Law and Religion Symposium

Religious Freedom: Rights and Responsibilities

The  27th Annual International Law and Religion Symposium will be held online on 4-6 October 2020. Sessions will be broadcast on iclrs.org and on the Center’s YouTube channel . Live broadcast to YouTube will be in English only. However, all plenaries will be offered in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Russian on iclrs.org. Translations will be made available later to YouTube.

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Schedule of Events (all times in MDT)

Sunday 4 October 2020

5-6:30 pm      Opening Plenary

Monday 5 October 2020

8:00 -9:00 am      Plenary, “Protecting Religious Rights in a Way to Benefit All”

9:00-10:00 am

Breakout Session 1, “Religious Freedom in Africa: Rights and Responsibilities” (offered in English and French)

Breakout Session 2, “Religious Freedom in Central Asia: Rights and Responsibilities” (offered in English and Russian)

Tuesday 6 October 2020

8:00-9:00 am     Plenary, “Religious Organizations and the Common Good”

9:00-10:00 am

Breakout Session 1, “Religious Freedom in Europe: Rights and Responsibilities” (offered in English)

Breakout Session 2, “Religious Freedom in Latin America and the Caribbean: Rights and Responsibilities” (offered in English, Portuguese, and Spanish)

Meet our plenary speakers

Suzanne Akhras Sahloul

Founder & Executive Director, Syrian Community Network; Founder of the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) Midwest Foundation

Viva Bartkus

Associate Professor of Management; Founder & Director, Business on the Frontlines program, Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame

Heiner Bielefeldt

Professor of Human Rights and Human Rights Policy, University of Erlangen, Germany; former U.N. Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Religion or Belief

Bani Dugal

Principal Representative of the Baha’i International Community to the United Nations, New York

Sharon Eubank

President, Latter-day Saint Charities; Presidency, Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Henry B. Eyring

Second Counselor in the First Presidency, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Azza Karam

Secretary General, Religions for Peace International

Faizan Mustafa

Vice-Chancellor, NALSAR University of Law, India

Krish O'Mara Vignarajah

President and CEO of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service

Renáta Uitz

Founding Co-Director, Department of Legal Studies, Central European University

Sophie van Bijsterveld

Professor of Law, Religion and Society, Radboud University, Nijmegen