6th Parliamentary Forum on Religious Freedom

The 6th Parliamentary Forum on Religious Freedom, hosted by David Anderson, MP and Garnett Genuis, MP will focus on religious freedom in China. The evening will consist of a keynote address by Miss Anastasia Lin (Miss World Canada 2015), academic perspectives from Dr. Andrew Bennett and Mr. David Mulroney (President & Vice-Chancellor,University of St. Michael’s College), contributions by representatives of several of China’s religious minority communities, as well as Q&A and discussion time.

PROGRAMME:

SPEAKERS:

Miss Anastasia Lin | Bio Video
Dr. Andrew Bennett | Bio
Mr. David Mulroney | Bio Remarks Video
Mr. Joel Chipkar | Bio
Ms. Carole Samdup | Bio
Ms. Rukiye Turdush | Bio

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Parliamentary Forum Studies Ways to Advance Religious Freedom in China

April 7, 2017

By Limin Zhou | Epoch Times OTTAWA — With Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canada’s new ambassador to China, John McCallum, ambitious to pursue ever greater engagement with the world’s most populous nation, two former ambassadors on April 3 addressed the annual parliamentarians’ forum on religious freedom concerned about rights violations in that country. “China […]


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China remains fearful of religious freedom, forum told

April 7, 2017

By Art Babych | Anglican Journal It shouldn’t surprise anyone that China’s leaders are “deeply fearful of any manifestation of religious belief,” since it is “perpetually insecure about its hold on power,” said David Mulroney, Canada’s former ambassador to China. Limited by an ideology that can’t see anything beyond the communist vision, the Chinese government’s […]


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MPs David Anderson & Garnett Genuis host 6th Annual Parliamentary Forum on Religious Freedom

April 5, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON – David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills-Grasslands and Official Opposition Critic for International Human Rights and Religious Freedom, and Deputy Critic Garnett Genuis, Member of Parliament for Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan, successfully hosted the 6th Annual Parliamentary Forum on Religious Freedom on the evening of April 3rd. “It’s hard […]


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SPEAKER BIO: Rukiye Turdush

March 31, 2017

Ms. Rukiye Turdush Former spokesperson of East Turkistan Government in Exile, Diplomacy and Human Rights Office Rukiye Turdush was born in East Turkistan. An ethnic Uyghur, she studied history at East China Normal University in Shanghai. She immigrated to Canada in 1998. She studied international development at the University of Windsor and studied post-graduate social […]


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SPEAKER BIO: Anastasia Lin

March 31, 2017

Miss Anastasia Lin Award Winning Actress, Reigning Miss World Canada and Human Rights Advocate Anastasia Lin is an award-winning actress, beauty pageant titleholder, and human rights advocate. In 2015, Lin won the Miss World Canada title, and was to represent Canada at the Miss World pageant in China. However, she was refused a visa and […]


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SPEAKER BIO: Dr. Andrew Bennett

March 31, 2017

Dr. Andrew Bennett Senior Research Fellow with the Religious Freedom Research Project at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University Dr. Andrew P.W. Bennett, an academic and advocate for religious freedom with an extensive educational background in history, political science, and religious studies, is Senior Research Fellow with the Religious […]


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David Anderson, MP & Garnett Genuis, MP to host 6th Annual Parliamentary Forum on Religious Freedom

March 31, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON – David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills-Grasslands and Official Opposition Critic for International Human Rights and Religious Freedom; and Deputy Critic Garnett Genuis, Member of Parliament for Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan, will be hosting the 6th Annual Parliamentary Forum on Religious Freedom on the evening of April 3, 2017. […]


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SPEAKER BIO: Carole Samdup

March 16, 2017

Ms. Carole Samdup Executive Director, Canada Tibet Committee Carole Samdup has served as Executive Director of the Canada Tibet Committee since 2012. Previously she was a senior policy advisor at the International Centre for Human Rights & Democratic Development working as a specialist in human rights methodologies. In that capacity she participated in numerous monitoring […]


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SPEAKER BIO: Joel Chipkar

March 16, 2017

Mr. Joel Chipkar Spokesperson, Falun Dafa Association of Canada Joel Chipkar is a spokesperson for Falun Dafa Association of Canada. He has worked with the Canadian government agencies, such as the Immigration and Refugee Board in his capacity as an expert on Falun Gong and related issues. Mr. Chipkar testified at the Citizenship and Immigration […]


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SPEAKER BIO: David Mulroney

March 16, 2017

Mr. David Mulroney President & Vice-Chancellor, University of St. Michael’s College David Mulroney is President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of St. Michael’s College, the Catholic federated university within the University of Toronto. He came to St. Michael’s after more than 30 years in Canada’s Public Service. A career Foreign Service Officer, Mr. Mulroney was […]


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