Parliament of World Religions: Religion and Human Rights

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Date(s) - August 15, 2023
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM


Parliament of World Religions: Religion and Human Rights

Panelists from ING’s Interfaith Speakers Bureau (IFSB) will be delivering this panel at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago, which is on the theme “A Call to Conscience: Defending Freedom & Human Rights.” Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, and Hindu panelists will discuss specific human rights, including civil liberties and economic and social rights, found in the texts and histories of their religions, including instances where human rights were defended and violated. The panelists will also discuss how each religion and its teachings have influenced the development of human rights today, including the US Bill of Rights and the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Finally, they will discuss what human rights they are striving to implement today and how interfaith cooperation can facilitate the observance of these rights.

Throughout the event the panelists will entertain questions and have a discussion with the audience.


Muslim American: Maha Elgenaidi (bio)
Christian American: Diane Frankle (bio)
Jewish American: Bob Frankle (bio)
Buddhist American: Mike Hinckley (bio)
Hindu American: Sravya Tadepalli (bio)
Facilitator: Zachary Markwith (bio)

The panel date and time will be provided soon. For more information and to register, please visit the Parliament of the World’s Religions webpage here.