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Fall 2021

The Coming Good Society

Brave New World?

Rev. Dr. William F. Schulz

Date: October 14, 2021 

Respondent: Rachel Gore Freed, Vice President and Chief Program Officer, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee 

If rights change with changing circumstances, some rights may need to be reconceived. Today new technologies can track our every step and even produce “designer babies,” so how should we update the rights to privacy and personal sovereignty? 

After decades of promoting human rights, Rev. Dr. William F. Schulz challenges us to think hard about how rights evolve with changing circumstances, and what rights will look like ten, twenty, or fifty years from now. In these Minns Lectures webinars, hosted by First Church Boston, King's Chapel, and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, he details the many frontiers of rights today and the debates surrounding them. 

Rev. Dr. William F. Schulz served as president of the Unitarian Universalist Association before becoming executive director of Amnesty International USA in 1994 and then president of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee from 2010–16. He is co-author with Sushma Raman of The Coming Good Society: Why New Realities Demand New Rights (Harvard University Press).


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