Conference to focus on social justice, human rights

TORONTO, ON—Everything from children's rights to justice will be discussed by everyone from scholars to faith leaders at a spring conference.

The Centre for Philosophy, Religion and Social Ethics (CPRSE) will host the Social Justice and Human Rights Conference on April 27 and 28. CPRSE is a venture of Toronto's Institute for Christian Studies, an independent graduate school for interdisciplinary philosophy.

The two-day interdisciplinary conference is co-sponsored by Emmanuel College and takes place at Victoria University in the University of Toronto.

The conference brings together participants from a diversity of interests, such as scholars and lawyers, those engaged in social justice and rights advocacy, faith group leaders and people who want to know more about the conference themes.

Lectures, panel discussions and workshops will look at issues like conflicting rights claims, administration of justice, children's rights, sustenance rights, immigrant and refugee rights, the rights of people with disabilities and environmental rights.

Keynote addresses will be given University of Toronto professor Melissa Williams, author of Linking Fates Together: New Political Imaginaries of Justice and Democratic Rights, and Yale University professor Nicholas Wolterstorff, author of What Is Justice and Why Does It Matter?

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