March 25, 2011 3:30 pm
Toward a Moral Consensus Against Torture: A Gathering of Students, Clergy, People of Conscience, and People of Faith
March 25-26, 2011
Open to the public
Registration fee – $10 for students and $35 for non-students
(Includes two meals and snacks on Saturday morning
Registration deadline – Friday, March 18, 2011.
Experts in theology, religion and human rights will gather to discuss the use of torture in the U.S. and abroad and to prepare participants for anti-torture advocacy within their own communities. Amy Laura Hall, associate professor of Christian ethics at Duke Divinity School, is coordinating the conference and will be moderating sessions. “This is not an academic debate but part of a national effort toward a moral consensus: torture is always wrong, torture does not make ‘us’ safer, and we need concrete tactics to refuse the climate of fear and compliance,” says Hall. “Torture dehumanizes both victim and perpetrator; and it ultimately renders the nation that practices it morally damaged, less secure, and less human than before.”
Friday, March 25
3:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
Keynote addresses, dinner and discussion @
First Presbytarian Church in Durham
Saturday, March 26
9:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.
Panel discussions and lunch @
Duke Divinity School
For more information and to register, click here.
The interfaith conference is sponsored by the Duke Human Rights Center, the North Carolina Council of Churches, and the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT).