Monday, November 13, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
0012 Westbrook Building, Duke Divinity School
Ryan Juskus

The Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School will be one of the sponsors of a panel discussion titled "Faith-Rooted Human Rights in South America: A Conversation with Practitioners on the Role of Faith Communities in Seeking Justice for Women, Children, and Indigenous Peoples."

This panel will be made up of human rights leaders from Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile, and Brazil associated with Peace and Hope (La Asociación Paz y Esperanza), an ecumenical faith-based organization founded by members of the Evangelical Council of Peru in 1996. Started by a group of law students in Peru in response to widespread impunity and injustice during the civil conflict in the 1980s and 90s, Peace and Hope has since expanded to focus on violence prevention, restoration, legal reform, and justice for women, children, indigenous peoples, and other marginalized groups in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru.

The panel of both scholars and practitioners will discuss gains, opportunities, and challenges for justice and human rights in South America with a particular emphasis on the role of faith communities in seeking a more just society.

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