You Should Go, Summer School On Human Rights.
SUMMER SCHOOL ON HUMAN RIGHTS
Theology and Human Rights
Freedom of Religion or Belief for All
15 – 18 September 2014
Serbian Academy of Science, Novi Sad, Serbia
“Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God.” 1 Peter 2:16
The first “Summer School on Human Rights – Theology and Human Rights” focusing on Freedom of Religion or Belief will take place from 15-18 September 2014 in the premises of the Serbian Academy of Science in Novi Sad, hosted by the Diocese of Backa of the Serbian Orthodox Church. The summer school offers churches and church-related organisations the opportunity to train their members who are working on human rights issues and namely on freedom of religion or belief. The school will focus on the legal, political, societal and institutional dimensions of freedom of religion or belief, the protection of which is often taken as a litmus test of the democratic societies.
The Summer School on Human Rights is organised on the initiative of the Diocese of Backa of the Serbian Orthodox Church, the Church and Society Commission of CEC, with scientific support of the KU Leuven.
The training will provide an opportunity for people working within the CEC Member churches to meet and exchange on the state of human rights and freedom of religion or belief in the present context. The participants will also benefit from interaction with prominent experts from the academia as well as from international institutions.
The main themes of the course are:
- Human rights and Freedom of Religion or Belief
- Politicisation and instrumentalisation of Freedom of Religion or Belief
- Social hostility against religion or belief
- Domestic and international protection of Freedom of Religion or Belief through institutions like United Nations, Council of Europe, OSCE and European Union.
The programme will include lectures on the legal, political and social dimensions of freedom of religion or belief (theoretical part), discussions on theology and human rights amongst others.
The participation fee amounts to 250 euros including board and lodging.
To read the full invitation letter click Here. To read more practical information about the conference click Here. To the read the program of events click Here and to register for the summer school click Here. Deadline 1st June 2014
(If you are interested in support for your participation costs, please get in contact as soon as possible!)