On Wednesday, October 26, the Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary will host “Freedom of Religion or Belief for Indigenous Peoples: The 2022 UN Report.” This high-level forum will discuss the report about Indigenous peoples that the United Nations Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Religion or Belief will present to the 77th session of the UN General Assembly in New York earlier that week. Registration is required.
This forum will feature a keynote address from Professor Ahmed Shaheed, the former special rapporteur who supervised the report’s drafting. The current special rapporteur, Nazila Ghanea, will participate as well. The forum also will feature respondents from North American Indigenous communities, who will reflect on the report, offer insights, and discuss how protecting Indigenous rights, including the right to freedom of religion or belief, relates to global environmental issues.
The forum, which is free and open to the public, will take place in James Memorial Chapel, Union Theological Seminary, 90 Claremont Avenue, New York from 5 – 7 p.m.