In just over four months, hundreds of attendees from around the world will gather in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, for the IRLA 8th World Congress for Religious Freedom. Scholars, public officials, religious leaders and advocates will take up one of today's most pressing issues: How can religious freedom contribute to peaceful co-existence?
More than 150 people gathered at the government headquarters of the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, last week for the South American Religious Liberty Forum organized by the International Religious Liberty Association (IRLA) and the Argentine Council for Religious Liberty (CALIR).
Scholars, meeting in France, say that digital media have transformed almost every aspect of human experience, including religious expression and engagement.
As the world’s political leaders gathered earlier this month for the G20 Economic Summit in Hangzhou, China, an international group of religious scholars met in Beijing to consider how religion can help foster international dialogue and problem-solving.
The IRLA has convened an international body of experts to study a disturbing paradox: while the principle of religious freedom has gained a strong foothold within international law, restrictions on religious practice are actually on the rise around the world.