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November 7, 2019

Student Helps Teach English To Human Rights Hero Chen Guangcheng

While pursuing her M.A. in Human Rights, Abigail Wilkinson has had an extraordinary opportunity: to gain wisdom from human rights activist Chen Guangcheng. She is helping him improve his English language skills, which will, in turn, enable him to more effectively share his experiences in China. In the following blog, she writes about this enriching experience.
November 4, 2019

The Myth of Technocratic Infallibility

"Modern government", asserts IHE Fellow Andrew Yuengert, "is a collaboration between "politicians" and "technocrats." Yuengert's article in Public Discourse discusses the supposed objectivity of this collaboration and how we can engage in healthier political debates, informed by the knowledge that most data is not politically neutral.
October 31, 2019

MA in Human Rights students meet with law professor Lucia Silecchia

Lucia Silecchia discussed with Catholic University’s new MA in Human Rights students on the topics of environmental law and ethics. She shared with them her interest in environmental law and duty to preserve God’s creation.
October 24, 2019

Abortion Comes To The Supreme Court: High Court Will Review Case on Louisiana Law

William Saunders, J.D., Director of the Program in Human Rights, comments on the Supreme Court's October 4 decision to review a Louisiana abortion case. "Two and a half years ago, the court decided Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. In that decision, the high court struck down a Texas law that, among other things, required abortionists to have admitting privileges in a local hospital. The two cases seem more or less identical. What has changed? Why would the court consider the issue again?"
October 23, 2019

The Ecological Crisis: A Common Responsibility

In this piece from Dr. Reinhard Huetter, Fellow and Professor at The Catholic University of America, he discusses Pope Saint John Paul II's message for the celebration of the World Day of Peace.
October 17, 2019

Program Director William Saunders Addresses Human Rights in China with Chen Guangcheng

Last month, the IHE held its second Annual Lecture on Human Rights, "Thirty Years after Tiananmen Square: Human Rights in China Today." William Saunders, J. D., Director of the Program in Human Rights, hosted speaker Chen Guangcheng, the blind human rights activist and Chinese dissident known internationally as "the barefoot lawyer."
October 17, 2019

“The Power and the Glory” Episode 17: The Death of a Whisky Priest

IHE Fellows Jennifer Frey and Angela Knobel discuss “The Power and the Glory” by Graham Greene in episode 17 of Frey's podcast, Sacred and Profane Love.
October 15, 2019

Anything that threatens Communism is a target, Chinese human rights advocate says

Chen Guangcheng, Fellow and Chinese human rights activist, has called for a renewed focus on the country’s practices of mass detention, religious oppression, and reports of organ harvesting.  
October 4, 2019

To a young aspiring theologian – don’t neglect Faith

In this piece from Chad C. Pecknold, Ph.D., IHE Fellow and Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, The Catholic University of America, he discusses how theology is a science ordered to the end of seeing God, not reinterpreting Him through changing human standards.
October 3, 2019

Why God’s Grace Is Needed For Human Flourishing

In this piece from Michael Gorman, Ph.D., IHE Fellow and Ordinary Professor of Philosophy, The Catholic University of America, he discusses why God’s Grace Is Needed For Human Flourishing, among other reasons.

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The Catholic University of America


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339 Caldwell Hall
Washington, DC 20064


202-319-5892
ihe@cua.edu

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