In October 2015, the Kairos Center brought together engaged scholars and religious leaders from around the country and the world, and from a range of faith traditions. At the center of that gathering was the idea that movements for human rights and religions are deeply tied to each other: sometimes at odds, even violently so, and other times enriching and drawing on one another to create a profound commitment to transforming the world into a more just place. Both religions and human rights offer a language for understanding the crises we face today, denouncing injustice, and envisioning a better future and the path to get there.
Religion and Human Rights Need Each Other | Larry Cox
Shakti: The Power of the Poor | Shailly Gupta Barnes
Reading the Bible with the Poor: A Biblical Hermeneutic for Social Transformation | Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis
Islam and Poverty in the Sahel: An Interview with Sheikh Maman Kiota | Adam Barnes
A Moral Movement for the Nation | The Rev. Dr. William Barber II
Abahlali base-Mjondolo and Building the Struggle From Below | An Interview with Mzwakhe Mdlalose and Dr. Richard Pithouse
Women, Islam, and the Secular-Religious Divide | An Interview with Dr. Sheherazade Jafari