This topic discusses the concerns of religious freedom in education.
Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that “Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion.” How free people feel to express their religious beliefs, in their speech, dress, and actions, is a different manner.
Below are a range of articles and multimedia sources to stimulate thought before the meeting. Discussion will be driven by attendees and the question, but questions we might want to think about include: How are religious freedoms affected by our changing society? How do we in universities contribute to and detract from a culture of religious freedom in our institutions? What should we do when we perceive that religious freedoms come into conflict with other freedoms? Are all religious freedoms (e.g. those consistent with majority vs. minority faiths, those that affects others vs. those that do not) equally important?
Religious freedoms are a very contentious topics for many people. This means the conversation could easily become heated. To avoid this:
You could link your own university’s information on religious discrimination/freedom. This could be: