Following the attacks in Paris, France implemented and then extended a state of emergency which raised concerns about practices that are a step backwards for human rights norms. This is a pattern seen from attempts to combat Boko Haram to parts of U.S. foreign policy and domestic policy to address apparent threats. This workshop will consider several cases while exploring theological, ethical, and human rights to challenge fear and build a just peace.
- Nathan Hosler, Church of the Brethren's Office of Public Witness
- Matt Hawthorne, National Religious Campaign Against Torture