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Freedom of Religion

Monday, 20 June 2011, 2.00 p.m., Room Stuecklen

https://p.dw.com/p/QkQH

It is often underestimated as a fundamental human right, but freedom of religion and belief is an essential component of free, democratic societies.

Without it, a democratic state and neutral world outlook aren’t possible. But religious freedom must be supported by the religious communities themselves to be truly guaranteed in a given country. For this reason, advocates of religious freedom representing three world religions – Islam, Christianity and Buddhism – will engage in debate here.

Moderation:
Thomas Schirrmacher
Director of the International Institute for Religious Freedom, Germany

Panelists:
Somseen Chanawangsa
Lecturer and writer, Thailand

Abdullah Saeed
Sultan of Oman Professor of Arab and Islamic Studies & Director, National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies, Australia

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