Conversations at The Carter Center: Harmonizing Religion and Human Rights (Dec. 5, 2018)

December brings the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a United Nations document that lays out an individual’s inalienable rights. To mark the occasion, a panel of religious leaders explore what the scriptures of some of the world’s major religions have to say about human rights. How can we align religious life with human rights? What role should spiritual leaders play in promoting human rights? And what can everyday people of faith do to defend human rights and encourage mutual respect between people of different religions?



  • Karin Ryan, the Carter Center's senior advisor on human rights and special representative on women and girls


  • Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter
  • Rabbi Jill Jacobs, executive director of T'ruah, the Rabbinic Call for Human Rights
  • Imam Omar Suleiman, founder and president of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

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Dec. 5, 2018, 7-8:15 p.m. EST

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Location: Cecil B. Day Chapel, The Carter Center, Atlanta, Ga. (map)

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Conversations at The Carter Center

Our Conversations series brings you up close with Carter Center experts, policymakers, and other special guests to discuss the issues that shape your world. Following their discussion, panelists take questions from the audience. All Conversations are webcast live and archived for future viewing. You can register online to attend an event in person at the Carter Center's Ivan Allen Pavilion. Some events may require an online ticket purchase. The free live webcasts do not require registration.

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