The director of the International Institute for Religious Freedom (IIRF) has given a guest lecture on the philosophy of religious freedom at Oxford University. He urged the academic community to make “FoRB” (Freedom of Religion and Belief) an important topic in several academic disciplines, like law, sociology, history, and religious studies.

Schirrmacher lecturing at Oxford University © BQ / Warnecke

Schirrmacher lecturing at Oxford University © BQ / Warnecke

Schirrmacher lectured in front of students from four continents at Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford, within an international program (see also here) organized by the Latin American branch of IIRF, ANAJURE. The full title of the program is: ‘Oxford Advanced Studies Program in fundamental Civil Liberties: freedom of religion, freedom of expression and conscientious objection’. It is organized by ANAJURE, FCL – International Institute for Legal Studies and Research on Fundamental Civil Liberties, IPPFoRB – International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief, and Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford.

The program and course included a legal seminar on FoRB by the Baroness Berridge and Thomas Schirrmacher in the House of Lords of the British Parliament.

Uziel Santana is the Coordinator of the Oxford Advanced Studies Program and Latin American director of the IIRF. He is also President of the National Board of the National Association of Christian Lawyers in Brazil (ANAJURE), Law Professor at Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Visiting Professor at Facultad de Derecho da Universidad de Buenos Aires (FD-UBA), President of the Federación Inter Americana de Juristas Cristianos (FIAJC), and IPPFoRB Secretary for Latin America.


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