Articles by Dan Postma
By Naomi Biesheuvel, with Robert Joustra, Dan Postma, Ray Pennings
February 1, 2015
We're renovating these pages in 2015 to open them up to you, our readers. Each month, we'll send out a question via our weekly emails, Twitter account (@conviviumproj) and our Facebook page (facebook.com/conviviumproject). The next step is up to you: we want to hear your opinions about the topics we're discussing in these pages.
In this issue of Convivium, Andrew Bennett, Ambassador for Canada's Office of Religious Freedom, recounts this tale from his October 2013 visit to Turkey, during which he met with all the different religious communities and had conversations with the ecumenical patriarch, with the Jewish community in Istanbul, and with different Muslim communities The challenge is for individuals and civil society institutions to engage the domestic religious freedom debates so that they are valued and respected domestically, which will give the Ambassador the moral authority he requires to credibly raise these issues on Canada's behalf in international and diplomatic contexts