Toward a Moral Consensus Against Torture

INTER-FAITH CONFERENCE SEEKS TO BUILD MORAL CONSENSUS AGAINST TORTURE

Speakers in religion and human rights will discuss the use of torture in the U.S. and abroad and prepare participants for anti-torture advocacy within their own communities.
Sponsors: National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT), the Duke Human Rights Center, and the North Carolina Council of Churches. Duke Divinity School and First Presbyterian Church in Durham, March 25-26, 2011.
“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 Amy Laura Hall, conference coordinator and associate professor of Christian ethics at the Divinity School.
Panelists include George Hunsinger, founder of NRCAT, and Ingrid Mattson, director of the Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations at Hartford Seminary, and immediate past president of the Islamic Society of North America. Registration fee is $35 for the public and $10 for students.
divinity.duke.edu/moral-consensus-against-torture
or contact Amy Laura Hall at (919) 660-3403 or ahall@div.duke.edu.