CUA Hosts Conference on Religious Freedom and Human Rights in the Holy Land

September 5, 2013 by

Catholic University of America (CUA) is hosting a conference to explore religious freedom and human rights issues in the Holy Land. Approaching the topic from Jewish, Christian and Muslim perspectives, the conference hopes to contribute to the Holy Land peace process and foster respect among peoples in the region.

Entitled “Religious Freedom and Human Rights — Path to Peace in the Holy Land — That All May be Free,” the conference will take place Monday, September 9, and includes the following speakers:

  • Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, archbishop emeritus of Washington, D.C.
  • Peter Berkowitz, senior fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
  • Jessica Montell, executive director, B’Tselem, Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories
  • Mustafa Barghouti, member Palestinian Legislative Council and president Palestinian Medical Relief Society

Topics include: Human Rights in the Holy Land; Challenges of a Christian University in the Holy Land; Student Perspectives on Religious Freedom and Human Rights; and Policy Perspectives on Religious Freedom.

The conference is by invitation only, and sponsored by CUA’s Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Relief Services. For more information, contact Liz O’Neill at 443-955-7125 or liz.o’

One Comment

  1. Susan Murphy says:

    I look forward to reading the texts of the keynote speeches, as well as a Report on the discussions ~ many hope and pray for peace with justice in the Holy Land of the three Abrahamic faiths, and Jews and Palestinians alike.

    May this be a significant piece in the “peace jig-saw” ~