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Helsingin Vapaa-ajattelijat ry, Vapaa-ajattelijain liitto ry, ViSiO, SETA,
ja Humanistiliitto ry present:

Seminar on Freedom of Religion

Featuring Raquel Evita Saraswati

Raquel Evita Saraswati is a reform-minded Muslim, activist and scholar whose
interests lie in religion and human rights, conflict resolution, and the
of culture with modernity.

Part I

Saturday 21st of February at 2 p.m. to 6 p.m

Place: Tieteiden talo, Kirkkokatu 6, 00170 Helsinki

Freedom of Religion and the Human Rights of Sexual Minorities within
Communities; seminar and panel discussion

Raquel Evita Saraswati, scholar, human rights activist, USA:
Dissent, honour killings and the dangers facing Muslims who speak out

Raija Ala-Lipasti:
Honour Violence in Patriarchal Communities

Anu Suomela:
Children’s Rights

Olli Stålström, PhD (sociology of medicine), editor of FinnQueer web
Labelling homosexuality: from demonization, confrontation and stereotyping
constructive dialogue with psychoanalytic and religious schools of thought

Vesa Hirvonen, Doctor of Theology, Adjunct Professor, Department of
Systematic Theology,
University of Helsinki:
Christian Churches and Sexual Minorities

Robert Brotherus, Licentiate of Philosophy:
Interaction of reason and emotion as foundation of secular morals

Chairman: Jussi K. Niemelä, Chairman of the Union of the Finnish Freethinkers
Helsinki Freethinkers

Part II

Tuesday 24th of February at 4:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Place: Tieteiden talo, Kirkkokatu 6, 00170 Helsinki


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