A way forward on Human Rights Day

On a cold December evening over forty people gathered together at Greencoat Place to World Human Rights day, and the four pillars of the International Declaration of Human Rights: Freedom from Fear, Freedom of Religion, Freedom from Want and Freedom of Expression. Four panelists, chaired by Amina Khalid of IofC’s Sustainable Communities Programme, spoke about the bridges that are being built amidst challenges facing our world, and the ways that each one of us can further the cause of human rights.

Human Rights - a way forward

You are warmly invited to a Stories of Trust event on World Human Rights Day. On 10 December 1948, the UN adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Today, about a quarter of the world’s population continue to live under persecution. This is a day to stand together to honour and observe our basic human rights. This event will celebrate bridges that are being built amidst challenges. Be inspired by stories from individuals who have overcome adversity and listen to ‘poetry of peace’ from Syria. We will explore creative ways of addressing the four pillars of the International Declaration of Human Rights: Freedom from Fear, Freedom of Religion, Freedom from Want and Freedom of Expression with inspirational top speakers.

Can we apply reciprocity to freedom of religion?

The principle of reciprocity, or fair dealing, is well established between nations. Wadiaa Khoury asks whether this could also be applied to the question of freedom of religion.