Without Justice There Can Be No Peace: CCR’s Executive Director Invited to Speak on Panel about Human Rights and Reconciliation in Africa.
In the context of developing programs for long-term healing and reconciliation, why is it important to hold human rights abusers accountable?
When: April 24, 2009. 1:30pm-3pm
Where: James Chapel, Union Theological Seminary, 3041 Broadway at 121st Street
What: Panel about Human Rights and Forgiveness in Africa featuring:
Vince Warren, CCR’s Executive Director, speaking about Wiwa v. Shell, our case against Shell for serious human rights violations in Nigeria. Learn about this landmark case for justice and corporate accountability before it goes to trial, on May 26, 2009 in New York City. See www.wiwavshell.org for more details about the case and upcoming trial.
Madame Fatuma Ndagiza, Founding head and Executive Director of the Unity and Reconciliation Commission of Rwanda
Dr. James Forbes, Senior Minister Emeritus of The Riverside Church, President of the Healing of the Nations Foundation, and host of "The Time Is Now" on Air America Radio
Reverend Lyndon Harris, Executive Director of Sacred City/Garden of Forgiveness
This panel takes place during a day of activities focused on human rights and reconciliation at James Chapel. The schedule of events is as follows:
9am-12pm: Film screenings, including a screening of Delta Force, regarding the human rights violations that led to CCR’s filing of our case against Shell.
12:30pm: Worship service by Jobie Lewis with a Sermon by James Forbes
1:30pm: Panel discussion