Theology of Human Rights: The Case of Gay Marriage in Iceland

L-UNIVERSITÀ TA’ MALTA UNIVERSITY OF MALTA

Msida – Malta Msida – Malta

FAKULTÀ GĦAT-TISĦIĦ TAS-SOĊJETÀ FACULTY FOR SOCIAL WELLBEING

 

 

The Department of Youth & Community Studies will be

hosting a public lecture entitled

 

Theology of Human Rights:

The Case of Gay Marriage in Iceland

 

Speaker: Dr. Haukur Ingi Jónasson – University of Iceland
Venue: Gateway Building Hall C

University of Malta, Msida

 

Date: Tuesday, 29th October 2013

Time: 17:30 till 19:00

The topic of gay and lesbian rights has been of interest for the past few decades within theological circles. While society in general is increasingly recogninzing the rights of this minority group in question, religion continues to create various barriers to them. This public lecture will be discussing the issue of religion, besides explaining the rationale for a legislation of gay and lesbian marriages in Iceland. Furthermore, these insights are to be intertwined with a presentation of what can be called an integrated theology of human rights.

 

The general public is cordially invited to attend this public lecture.

 

For enquiries, please feel free to contact Mr. Michael Debattisa by phone on 2340 3192 or via email on michael.debattista@um.edu.mt.

 

About the Guest Speaker:

Dr. Jónasson holds a doctorate in the field of Psychiatry and Religion from Union Theological Seminary (affiliated with Columbia University) in New York. He has worked as a minister and is trained as a hospital chaplain and psychoanalyst. Dr. Jónasson is currently a professor at Reykjavik University and the founder and director of its Master of Project Management (M.P.M.) Program at the School of Science and Engineering. He has also co-authored six books, amongst which is Project Ethics, Gower, UK (2012).