Human Rights and the Consequences of Faith

Dr. Shirin Ebadi speaking at Marquette University

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Dr. Shirin Ebadi is an internationally known advocate for human rights. Despite being the target of assassination attempts, she has fought for Iran’s women and children as a human rights lawyer and Iran’s first female judge. She founded the Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child and in 2003 became the first Muslim woman and first Iranian to win the Nobel Peace Prize.


Dr. Shirin Ebadi was the keynote speaker at Mission Week 2009 and was awarded an honorary degree. Dr. Ebadi spoke about the effects of deep faith on human rights and her dreams for peace.


The lecture was part of Mission Week 2009. Marquette’s annual event is a weeklong reflection and celebration of the university’s mission of faith, excellence, leadership and service.

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