Sunday, November 24, 2013

Next Meeting, Tuesday, December 3, 7 p.m.

Please note the change in meeting location for December 3.
In December we will meet at the Amnesty Toronto Office at 1992 Yonge St., 3rd floor (just north of Davisville Subway station.  Everbody is welcome!

Our speaker will be Rev. Majed El Shafie
Rev. Majed El Shafie is a human rights advocate and founder of One Free World International (OFWI). His human rights journey started in his native Egypt that he was later forced to flee. Rev. El Shafie was severely tortured and sentenced to death for his conversion to Christianity and bringing awareness to human rights violations related to religious persecution. Belonging to a very prominent legal and political family in Egypt, Rev. El Shafie had tried to work within the Egyptian system to reform the country’s human rights regime. Between the challenges he faced in these efforts, his firsthand experience as a survivor of religious persecution, the work he has engaged in since advocating for religious freedom, confronting governments that violate this fundamental right, and conducting fact-finding missions and humanitarian/rescue operations, he has obtained significant knowledge and insight into the dynamics of persecution of religious minorities by religious extremists and totalitarian governments alike.

Following Rev. El Shafie's talk, we will have a short business meeting.