This event will explore the complexities of the nexus between international religious freedom and the implementation of humanitarian aid. Threats to a community's right to religious freedom often produce practical needs in those communities. This root cause must be addressed if a long-term solution is to be found, yet many western governments do not like to acknowledge the role of religious freedom in areas of humanitarian need.
This event will provide examples of successful cases where humanitarian aid implementation efforts have restored livelihoods of persecuted Christians and expanded their ability to navigate in society. Further, the event will reveal how limitations on religious freedom directly create voids that only humanitarian and direct assistance can mitigate these emerging societal injustices.