Interparliamentary Conference on Human Rights
and Religious Freedom
August 19, 2005
Washington-based Institute on Religion and Public Policy has opened registration for their third annual Interparliamentary Conference on Human Rights and Religious Freedom.
Composed as it is of members of national and supranational parliaments from around the globe, this conference provides the needed forum where the most crucial issues relating to human rights and freedom of religion can be discussed, policy can be worked out and effective solutions can be shared.
In their announcement of this program, the Institute states:
The unique nature of the Interparliamentary Conference on Human Rights and Religious Freedom allows legislators to meet and address the issues of human rights and freedom of religion with common understanding and background as legislators, while in dialogue with religious leaders, NGOs, academics, media, and others.
The conceptual approach of the Conference stems from the belief that any new and major undertaking of norms and principles related to religious freedom and human rights should be a reflection of the will of common people as expressed in legislative and practical activities of their representatives. A substantial change, whenever necessary, calls for more than a political option, which is always oriented by the interests of the day, a prisoner of the continuous reverberation of particular events, especially in the moral and spiritual realm of small or medium size countries.
This year's conference will take place in Marrakech, Morocco, from November 28 through December 1, 2005 and registration information is available at the web site of the Institute on Religion and Public Policy.