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Osgoode Colloquium: Power, Politics and the Promotion of Religious Freedom

Feb 24, 2014, 12:30pm-2pm

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, a political scientist from Northwestern University, delivers a talk, Power, Politics and the Promotion of Religious Freedom, at the next Osgoode Colloquium on Law, Religion & Social Thought.

Shakman Hurd teaches and writes on the politics of religious diversity, secularism and governance, the intersection of law and religion, the politics of human rights, the history and politics of US foreign relations, and the international relations of the Middle East including Turkey and Iran.

Her talk will examine the power of religious freedom and the politics of governing social difference through religious rights. Religious freedom advocacy singles out groups for legal protection as religious groups; moulds religions into discrete "faith communities" with clean boundaries, clearly defined orthodoxies and senior leaders who speak on their behalf; and privileges a modern liberal understanding of faith. This has important implications for the politics of religious diversity, and particularly for dissidents, doubters and those who identify with nonorthodox versions of protected traditions.

RSVP at http://www.osgoode.yorku.ca/research/rsvp

Lunch will be served. Enter Event Code: LRST7

For more information, e-mail bberger@osgoode.yorku.ca.


Location:2027 Osgoode Hall Law School
Sponsor:Osgoode Hall Law School
Posted by:Jody-Ann
Web Sitehttp://www.osgoode.yorku.ca/research/rsvp
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