Henrik Wergeland: Poet and activist
International conference on tolerance and compassion
RELIGION | FREEDOM OF THOUGHT AND EXPRESSION | THE DIASPORA EXPERIENCE | THE NATION | TOLERANCE AND COMPASSION
In 2008 Norway celebrates the bicentenary of Henrik Wergeland, Norwegian national poet and activist, engaged in the current issues of his day. By courtesy of the House of Literature and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a two days conference on the humanitarian ideals expressed in Henrik Wergelands’ poetry, life and achievements will be held in Oslo.
At this interdisciplinary conference authors, journalists, human rights activists, scholars and religious leaders are invited to express their opinions on themes like religion’s potential as a peacemaker, modern diasporas and freedom of expression in a contemporary Middle Eastern perspective.
Fullt program og påmelding på www.litteraturhuset.no/wergeland.