Stimulating Discussion and a Free Dinner on Saturday

Update: Robert Brock has cancelled and will be replaced by Rev. Elizabeth Hakken.

Greetings all,I am writing to invite you all to a dinner and discussion of religious freedom sponsored by Amnesty International and the Christian Graduate Student Alliance, of which I am Vice-President.I invite you to join us as we enjoy a free dinner and a panel discussion to answer the question ‘To what extent is religious freedom protected around the world?'” After opening statements and a few
prepared questions, we will be taking many questions from the audience.
Time: 7:00pm, Feb. 23, 2008
Location: Howlett Hall 164Please come and invite anyone you know who might be interested.Our panelists will be:

  • Abukar Arman (Executive Board President, Council on American Islamic Relations of Columbus)
  • Dr. Sai Prakash Bhatawadekar (Senior Lecturer, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures Dept., OSU)
  • Robert Brock (Voice of the Martyrs Representative to the Midwestern U.S.)
  • Rev. Elizabeth Hakken (Associate Pastor in charge of Campus Ministry, Worthington Presbyterian Church)
  • Prof. Deborah Jones Merritt (John Deaver Drinko-Baker & Hostetler Chair in Law, OSU Moritz College of Law)

The panel will be moderated by Bo Chamberlin (Student Coordinator,Amnesty International of Columbus)

“Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.”

– Article 18 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

I hope to see you there.

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