My God, Your God, No God
Lecture Series: Jewish and Islamic Perspectives on Human Rights (with Video Recording)
Religious freedom includes the right to choose one’s own beliefs and to practice one’s chosen religion – but also the right not to belong to any religious community.
How do Judaism and Islam strike a balance between individual freedom of belief and a specific religion’s absolute claim on the truth? How do they respond if their adherents leave the religious community? How are people of other faiths viewed and treated?
A discussion with Leora Batnitzky and Anver Emon.
The event will be moderated by Léontine Meijer-van Mensch, Program Director of the Jewish Museum Berlin.
Leora Batnitzky is a professor of Jewish Studies and Chair of the Department of Religion at Princeton University. Her most recent book is Conversion Before the Law: How Religion and Law Shape Each Other in the Modern World.
Anver Emon is a Professor and Canada Research Chair in Religion, Pluralism and the Rule of Law at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on premodern and modern Islamic legal history and theory.