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Alexander Wilde presents book talk at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies

On March 1, 2016, Alexander Wilde will discuss his recently edited book, Religious Responses to Violence: Human Rights in Latin America Past and Present, at the University of Notre Dame. Wilde will speak at C103 Hesburgh Center for International Studies at 12:30 pm.

Alexander Wilde directed a two-year research project at American University’s Center for Latin American and Latino Studies that produced Religious Responses to Violence. He is a senior scholar and board member of the Latin American Program at the Wilson Center and board member of Skylight Engagement, a human rights media organization. His research addresses religion, human rights, democracy, and historical memory in Latin America.

As Latin America has evolved from a region of political instability and frequent dictatorships into one of elected governments, high levels of violence have remained a persistent problem. Religious Responses to Violence offers fresh insights into how religious actors have perceived and addressed violence, from the political and state violence of the 1970s and 1980s to the drug traffickers and youth gangs of today. Focusing on human rights, the moral dimensions of violence, and the consequences of human agency, the various contributors explore how Catholics and evangelicals have drawn on their faith to respond to violence through pastoral accompaniment in a variety of different contexts.

The event is free and open to the public.

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