COVID-19, Religion and Belief Webinar Series
Coronavirus has impacted many domains of our lives. This webinar series aims at exploring the strategies and initiatives of governments and religious groups to deal with the crisis
The new coronavirus has impacted countries across the world and is affecting many domains of our lives. While other initiatives are focusing on economic or health-related impacts of the pandemic, this webinar series aims at exploring the strategies and initiatives of governments and religious groups to deal with the crisis. FBK has organized with several partners a webinar series with a global focus that will assess the impacts of the pandemic on civil liberties, and especially freedom of religion or belief.
During the series, our guests will also touch on cross-cutting themes like the impact of the pandemic on levels of religiosity, on religious practice, on theological reflection and religious imagination, on faith-based humanitarianism, on religion and inclusion/xenophobia. The series brings together government officials, scholars, and practitioners to discuss the threats we face, and how we might respond to them and is in line with the mission on religion and innovation which is at the core of the activities of the Center.
The series is organized by the Cambridge Institute on Religion and International Studies, the Center for Religious Studies at Bruno Kessler Foundation, the Center for Justice and Society at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) Law School-Rio de Janeiro, the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at Brigham Young University Law School, the European Union Office of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the University of Siena.
Introduction to the Webinar Series and General Overview
Apr 9th, 2020 3:00-4:00 PM – Brussels time (GMT+2)
- Pasquale Annicchino, Bruno Kessler Foundation / CIRIS
- Judd Birdsall, Cambridge Institute on Religion & International Studies
- Francesco Di Lillo, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints-European Union Office
- Michael Mohallem, FGV Escola de Direito do Rio de Janeiro
- Brett Scharffs, BYU International Center for Law and Religion Studies
- Marco Ventura, Bruno Kessler Foundation / University of Siena
Weekly webinars will be live Zoom events open to the public. Participants will be able to submit questions in advance, or during the webinar by using the chat tool.
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