This Conversation was developed from contributions to an international Webinar held 16 April 2020: Freedom of Religion or Belief, COVID-19 and Human Dignity , Episode 2 of the Webinar Series COVID-19 and Freedom of Religion or Belief. Panelists in this Webinar addressed the following and other questions: How is this global emergency affecting our concept of human dignity? How can we ensure that restrictions to civil liberties that we accept for our collective safety respect human dignity and human rights?
Introduced by Series Host Francesco Di Lillo, Director of the European Office of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the panel was moderated by human rights advocate Ewelina U. Ochab, and included Dr. Ján Figeľ, Former European Commission Special Envoy for the Promotion of Freedom of Religion outside the European Union; Professor Brett G. Scharffs, Director of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies; and Professor Marco Ventura of the Department of Law of the University of Siena, Director of Fondazione Bruno Kessler.
This Webinar Series was organized by the Cambridge Institute on Religion and International Studies, the Center for Religious Studies at Bruno Kessler Foundation, the Center for Justice and Society at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) Law School-Rio de Janeiro, the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at Brigham Young University Law School, the European Union Office of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the University of Siena.
Posts in the Conversation:
- Ewelina U. Ochab: COVID-19 Requires an Urgent Response Grounded in Human Rights and Human Dignity
- Brett G. Scharffs: Can Human Dignity Help Heal Us In Our Coronavirus Moment?
- Ján Figeľ: COVID-19 Crisis, Human Dignity and Freedom of Feligion or Belief