Challenges for Religious Freedom in the Digital Age | August 2014
The International Association for Religious Freedom (IARF) will be hosting its 34th World Congress at the University of Birmingham, in the United Kingdom, from August 24 to 27, 2014. The theme of the upcoming congress, "Challenges for Religious Freedom: The Digital Age," is inextricably tied to the welcoming and diverse character of the selected host city, a main reason for its selection. The perennial -- but necessary -- questions what is freedom? and what is religion? figure into the daily religious, social, and commercial life of this second most populous city in England. Is digitalization a new age or another phase of the information age, and how does this impact the expression, accessibility, and freedom of religion? Keynote speaker Karen Armstrong, and a multitude of planned presenters, will lead the Congress in exploration of these issues. Add-on tours pre and post Congress will be available, exploring London, Northern Ireland, and beyond. View the Congress flyer (PDF) Registration details are forthcoming.