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Panelists to discuss religious freedom within Tibet

Emory Report | Nov. 5, 2014

The state of religious freedom for Tibetans living inside their homeland of Tibet is the topic of a panel discussion Friday, Nov. 7, at 4 p.m. in room 207 of White Hall.

"Religious Freedom in Tibet: Perspectives from a Legal Scholar, a Writer, and an Activist" will feature:

  • Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im, senior fellow of Emory's Center for the Study of Law and Religion;
  • Bhuchung D. Sonam, writer, poet, and translator based in Dharamsala, India;
  • and Tenzin Dorjee (Tendor), former executive director of Students for a Free Tibet International.

An-Na'im plans to emphasize the link between religious freedom and self-determination.

"Religious freedom must be understood and practiced by the adherents of the religion for themselves in expression of their right of individual and communal self-determination," he notes.

The event is free and open to the public.  It is sponsored by the Emory-Tibet Partnership and Students for a Free Tibet.

For more information, contact Tsering Choedon.