September 28, 2018
The Chairman, Professor Mark Hill QC, is concluding a short series of lectures in South America.
The series began in Rio de Janeiro at the conference of the International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies, of which he is Vice-President. Thereafter, he attended a symposium at Mackenzie Presbyterian University in São Paulo and gave a guest lecture on Religious Freedom in the United Kingdom, at Uberlandia University, Brazil at the invitation of Professor Rodrigo Vitoria Souza Alves. His visit concludes in Buenos Aires at the G20 Interfaith Forum. Argentina currently chairs the G20 and the Interfaith Forum is designed to explore religious contributions towards sustainable development.
Lord Williams of Oystermouth, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, opened the Forum with a powerful theological reflection on the centrality of human dignity. Mark was charged with leading the cohort focusing on religion in the workplace, drawing recommendations for the G20 governments on ensuring reasonable accommodation. The expert panel also included Carlo Custer, former Secretary General of the World Confederation of Labour, Argentina, Professor Richard Foltin, Senior Scholar, Religious Freedom Center, Washington DC, and Juan Martin Vives, Universidad Adventista Del Plata, Argentina. Further details here.