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Global Symposium to Open at Regent University Feb. 21

Fourth Annual Global Symposium
Inoculation occurs when an immunization enters the bloodstream. The heart pulses the antidote, fortifying the body against the disease.

What's true in today's medical culture also holds true in the current climate of sex in the media: Viewers bombarded with explicit images are less troubled by them.

Regent University's School of Law will explore this phenomenon in the context of Human Rights and the Sexualization of Culture during the fourth annual Global Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law symposium on Saturday, Feb. 21.

The event will explore the growing desensitization of sexual autonomy in today's culture, particularly regarding sex as a business and children as property.

"This symposium is important, because it calls forth discussion of topics that are at the forefront of culture but that many Christians are unwilling to talk about," said Ernie Walton, director of Regent's Center for Global Justice. "As Christians, we must be leaders in talking about difficult issues, bringing Christ and His truth to bear on all things."

The symposium will comprise three panels; the foundation of human rights, sex as business and children as property.

Several subject-matter experts will preside over the panels, including Arina Grossu, director of the Center for Human Dignity of the Family Research Council; Laila Mickelwait, manager of policy and public affairs for Exodus Cry; Scott Alleman, assistant Commonwealth's attorney; and Jeff Ventrella, senior counsel/senior vice-president of Strategic Training Alliance Defending Freedom.

Benjamin Nolot, founder and president of Exodus Cry, will share his perspective on human rights and the sexualization of culture during a special banquet event at the Founders Inn and Spa following the symposium.

Registration for the event is free and open to the community. Fees apply to attendees participating in the luncheon and banquet portions of the event.

Learn more about Regent University School of Law and the Center for Global Justice, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law.

By Brett Wilson | January 29, 2015

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