SACRALS Conference 2019: UDHR in Its 8th Decade : Fostering Dignity and Equality

The South Asian Consortium for Religion and Law Studies (SACRALS) held two back to back events in India. SACRALS, together with the Bombay University Faculty of Law and the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at Brigham Young University (ICLRS) held a two-day series of discussions exploring the central ideas of dignity, equality, and rights in Mumbai on the 4-5 February 2019. Then, also in partnership with ICLRS and with the Faculty of Law at Bangalore University, a second series of discussions on 6-7 February 2019 in Bangalore. The discussions were an in-depth exploration of the interrelationship of the concepts of dignity, equality, and rights from legal, philosophical, and religious points of view, taking into account both general and regional perspectives.

These events are part of an ongoing series of events at different locations throughout the world commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the inherent dignity of all human beings. ICLRS Founding Director W. Cole Durham, Jr. and ICLRS Director Brett G. Scharffs both participated in the conference and were joined by International Advisory Council Member Firoz King Husein.