Webinar: Freedom of Religion in a time of COVID-19: A case of competing rights? with Emeritus Professor Datuk Dr Shad Saleem Faruqi & Andrew Khoo - Part1
Date: Saturday, 25th April 2020
Time: 3PM MYT | 7AM UTC | 8AM London
Organized by: Islamic Renaissance Front
How far can a government limit religious freedom in the name of fighting the coronavirus under our national law? As the global pandemic continues, we and many other governments are grappling with this question. Religious gatherings are important opportunities for people to practice and share their beliefs, but they are also sites for transmission of COVID-19, endangering not only participants in these gatherings but everyone with whom they interact. Crises require decisive government action, but governments often use times of crisis to encroach on individual freedoms or target minority groups long after the crisis has passed.