This week on Interfaith Voices:

Struggling with the Legacy of Rios Montt

Efrain Rios Montt ruled Guatemala from 1982 to 1983 as their first Evangelical Christian President. During his short time in office, thousands of  indigenous Mayans were killed as part of that country’s civil war against guerillas and their supporters. Today, Guatemala is still trying to make sense of it all. This week we ask, what role did religion play in the conflict? And what role is religion playing today as the country tries to move forward?

The Moral Lessons of Rwanda

April 7th marks the anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda, in which an estimated 800,000 people were killed. It’s been 20 years since the international community failed to respond to what quickly turned into a genocide. But choices about intervention haven’t gotten any easier. Twenty years later, what have we learned?

Featured speakers/guests:

Virginia Garrard-Burnett, professor of in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Texas at Austin


Robert Brenneman,
assistant professor of sociology at St. Michael’s College

David Belton, author of When the Hills Ask for Your Blood: A Personal Story of Genocide and Rwanda


Cameron Hudson,
director of policy for the Center for the Prevention of Genocide at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

 

ON Interfaith Voices | April 8, 2014 | 12:00 pm

God and Government: Guatemala Edition, What We Learned from Rwanda, and More

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This week on Interfaith Voices:

Struggling with the Legacy of Rios Montt

Efrain Rios Montt ruled Guatemala from 1982 to 1983 as their first Evangelical Christian President. During his short time in office, thousands of  indigenous Mayans were killed as part of that country’s civil war against guerillas and their supporters. Today, Guatemala is still trying to make sense of it all. This week we ask, what role did religion play in the conflict? And what role is religion playing today as the country tries to move forward?

The Moral Lessons of Rwanda

April 7th marks the anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda, in which an estimated 800,000 people were killed. It’s been 20 years since the international community failed to respond to what quickly turned into a genocide. But choices about intervention haven’t gotten any easier. Twenty years later, what have we learned?

Featured speakers/guests:

Virginia Garrard-Burnett, professor of in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Texas at Austin


Robert Brenneman,
assistant professor of sociology at St. Michael’s College

David Belton, author of When the Hills Ask for Your Blood: A Personal Story of Genocide and Rwanda


Cameron Hudson,
director of policy for the Center for the Prevention of Genocide at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

 

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