This Saturday, January 21, 2017, The Carter Center’s Forum on Women, Religion, Violence, and Power will be covering the Women’s March on Washington. Dr. Susan Thistlethwaite of the Chicago Theological Seminary will be sending us videos of women from around the United States and world explaining #WhyIMarch. The Women’s March on Washington (WMW) is an…
To facilitate greater exchange of grassroots knowledge, resources, best practices, and lessons learned, we are conducting a series of guest interviews to sustain both public and private conversations about critical and timely issues. This week we are discussing the economics of peace with Kathy Crandall Robinson. Kathy is the Senior Public Policy Director for Women’s Action for New…
By Rev. Susan B. Thistlethwaite
The author explores the links between Christian theology and history, and the militarism which remains so prevalent in society today. Thistlethwaite sheds light on how the dominance of physical force influences our race, ethnic and gender relationships, perpetuating violence and damaging our spirits, concluding with a call to de-legitimize militarism before it’s too late.
By Rev. Dr. Gwynne Guibord and Dr. Lois M. Sprague
Articulating the urgency of combatting violence against women and girls globally, the authors describe a program of community reconciliation and healing undertaken by The Guibord Center with a great depth of spirit.
By The Carter Center’s Human Rights Program
There was no anger in Dr. Samira Abdulghani’s voice as she recounted her work as a pediatric specialist at General Hospital in Fallujah, Iraq. She was at a Carter Center forum of human rights defenders telling the story of “Iraq’s Hiroshima” and to ask for help. Her message:
Nearly 1 in 7 babies born in Falluhjah have major birth and congenital heart defects, likely due to chemical weapons used during U.S.-led attacks beginning in 2004, and the community needs help.
They need medical facilities and medicine; they need someone to take responsibility and to find a solution.
Abdulghani is the only doctor in Fallujah documenting the cases of congenital abnormalities. In one three-week period, she recorded 37 births with serious defects in her hospital alone.