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Private Conference: Religions, Rights, and Institutions

Nov 23, 2014 01:15PM to Nov 24, 2014 05:30PM


By Invitation Only


The Conference on Religions, Rights, and Institutions will focus on how institutional design, of both religions and political regimes, affects the relationship between religious practice and activity and human rights.  It will examine how the internal organization (formal and informal structures and rules) of religions and religious communities affect therights of members of religious communities and the functioning of religion as a source of human rights. It will investigate the scope of, and limits upon, a just state’s authority to compel changes in the internal aspects of organized religion in the name of human rights.  Among the questions it will ask is how do social and political institutions shape religious behavior and affect the human rights of members of religious communities and the society at large.  

The conference is cosponsored by Princeton University’s Program in Law and Public Affairs and the Israel Democracy Institute.   Attendance is by invitation only.

Contact lapaeven@princeton.edu for more information.