I’m off to an intriguing conference at the Nieman Foundation at Harvard today called Reporting Global Conflict: Uncovering the Link Between Religion and Human Rights. It’s a chance for journalists to sit down with scholars to think about the ways in which religion and human rights intersect and sometimes collide. The organizers say they have two goals:
1) To educate journalists on the basics of the human rights framework and legislation and how they relate to and are interpreted within the Abrahamic religions.
2) To engage scholars, leaders, advocates and journalists in a frank, constructive discussion of the roles religion, human rights legislation and the media each play in securing, protecting or violating human rights.
Sounds good. I’ll let you know how it is.