Human Rights and Religions – A Contradiction?

Lecture Series: Jewish and Islamic Perspectives on Human Rights (video recording available)

Human rights are regarded as a secular value system, which, rooted in the Christian tradition, claims universal validity. Jewish and Islamic traditions have also developed ethical standards over the centuries that their followers consider mandatory. Do these standards present conflicting priorities? Where do Judaism and Islam provide a link to contemporary human rights discourse or are they even incompatible?

recording available

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Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
Klaus Mangold Auditorium
Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
(Opposite the Museum)

Video recording of Human Rights and Religions – A Contradiction?, 23 Nov 2017; Jewish Museum Berlin 2017

Prof. Dr. Shaheen Sardar Ali and Jill Jacobs will enter into a discussion. Moderation: Dr. Nahed Samour, Humboldt University of Berlin, Faculty of Law.

Jill Jacobs

Jill Jacobs is a Rabbi and the Managing Director of “T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights”, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the human rights of people from North America, Israel and occupied Palestinian territories.

Shaheen Sardar Ali

Prof. Dr. Shaheen Sardar Ali Professor of Law at the University of Warwick. She wasa Professor at the University of Peshawar in Pakistan and served chair of the National Commission on the Status of Women of Pakistan. She published extensively on islamic law as well as women's and children’s rights.

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  • When23 Nov 2017
  • Where W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
    Klaus Mangold Auditorium
    Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin (Opposite the Museum)
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