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Religion and Human Rights: Allies or Enemies?

Event Description

What is the relationship between religion and human rights? Does religion affirm and support the concept of human rights, or does it prevent a society from recognizing the rights of all of its members? The state of Washington has been at the forefront of the civil rights debate recently with the legalization of marijuana, physician aided dying, and the recognition of same-sex marriage. This presentation explores the complex and confusing dynamics that exist between religion and human rights in the context of a rapidly changing society. 

  • When
  • January 30, 2015
    7:00 pm
  • Where
  • East Auditorium at WSU Tri-Cities
    2710 Crimson Way Richland, WA 99354 United States
  • Host
  • Washington State University - Tri-Cities
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Speakers Bureau talks are free public presentations on history, politics, music, philosophy, and everything in between. Humanities Washington’s roster of presenters are professors, artists, activists, historians, performers, journalists, and others—all chosen not only for their expertise, but their ability to inspire discussion with people of all ages and backgrounds. All talks are free and open to the public, and each lasts about an hour. They are hosted through a wide range of organizations throughout Washington State.

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