Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon hosts forum on torture and human rights

The Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon is hosting the “Interfaith Forum on the Ethics of Torture and Human Rights” on Wednesday July 23rd from 9am to 3pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 NE Hancock Street, Portland, OR. Here is a brief description of the event:

A full day of presentations and panel discussions on interfaith perspectives on the ethical and moral dimensions of torture: Dr. George Hunsinger, founder of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT) and Professor of Systematic Theology at Princeton Seminary, will be the keynote speaker. The panel discussions include “The Status of International Prohibitions on Torture and Cruel and Inhumane Treatment and Other Human Rights Today” and “Three Interfaith Perspectives on Torture and Human Rights.” The cost is $15 (includes lunch), and the registration deadline is July 16th. The event is sponsored by Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon; Amnesty International; Jewish Federation of Portland Community Relations Committee; Muslim Educational Trust; National Religious Campaign Against Torture; Oregon Area Jewish Committee; and Willamette University Center for Religion, Law and Democracy.

More details are in the event flyer. Advanced registration is recommended. A registration form can be found in the event brochure. Call 503-221-1054 for more information.

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