IAMSCU Human Rights Network meets in Stockholm, Sweden, on September 8-10

The Human Rights Network of the International Association of Methodist Scholls, Colleges, and Universities (IAMSCU) brings together various scholars and institutions working on issues such as human rights, conflict resolution, peace, and social justice. Scholars from institutions such as Universidad del Centro Latinoamericano – UCEL – (Argentina), Southlands College/Roehampton University (England), Soochow University (Taiwan), Emory University (United States), Africa University (Zimbabwe), and many other schools, colleges, and universities are part of this network. 

IAMSCU and its Human Rights Network were part of the conversations to prepare the World Methodist Council’s Conference planned for Gothenburg, Sweden, in 2021. With the postponement of the WMC Conference, the IAMSCU Board of Directors and the IAMSCU Human Rights Network decided to maintain the idea of meeting in Sweden and planned an in-person meeting in Stockholm, Sweden, hosted by the University College Stockholm (UCS), which is related to the United Church of Sweden. The event will be held on September 8-10, 2022, and will include presentations and discussions on Human Rights in the Wesleyan tradition, the rights of indigenous peoples in Scandinavia with a special focus on the Sámi Peoples, war and conflict resolution in Europe, and applications of Human Rights to contemporary environmental issues, especially the challenges of global anthropogenic climate change.

The University College Stockholm / Enskilda Högskolan Stockholm (UCS) is one of the leading institutions of higher education in Northern Europe, focusing on the domains of theology and human rights. It consists of Stockholm School of Theology and Stockholm School of Human Rights and Democracy. UCS offers degrees both at undergraduate and graduate levels (B.A./B.Th, M.A./M.Th., Th.D.) and courses in Swedish and English. For more information on UCS and the International Seminar on Human Rights, please contact Prof. Dr. Kjell-Åke Nordquist (kjell-ake.nordquist@ths.se).