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.



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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SPEAKER BIO: Rukiye Turdush

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 ... Full Article

SPEAKER BIO: Anastasia Lin

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 ... Full Article

SPEAKER BIO: Dr. Andrew Bennett

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 ... Full Article

SPEAKER BIO: Carole Samdup

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 & ... Full Article

SPEAKER BIO: Joel Chipkar

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 ... Full Article

SPEAKER BIO: David Mulroney

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 ... Full Article