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Healing Through Faith: A Conference for Faith Leaders of the Liberian Diaspora

The Advocates for Human Rights, Luther Seminary, and leaders from the Liberian community in Minnesota held a training conference on March 7th and 8th, 2008 for faith leaders in the Liberian Diaspora.

The training was focused on the following goals:
  • Engage Liberian faith leaders as a supportive structure for the Liberian Diaspora community as TRC public hearings commence in the United States
  • Offer training to Liberian faith leaders in pastoral care for Diaspora communities
  • Respond to requests from Liberian faith leaders for training in international human rights law and advocacy

The following workshops and information session were offered and some are available via webcast:

Plenary Welcome

Forgiveness as a Spiritual Journey, Janet Ramsey and Lois Malcolm, Luther Seminary

Key Issues in the Liberian Diaspora, Rev. William Harris, Marie Hayes, Doris Parker, Rev. Charles Goah

Pastoral Care & Counsel-Special Considerations for Working With Immigrants and Refugees, Janet Ramsey and Katherine Luci, Luther Seminary

Psychosocial Support for TRC Public Hearing Participants, Evelyn Lennon and Gboyee Seeyon, The Center for Victims of Torture

International Human Rights & Humanitarian Law 101, Jennifer Prestholdt, The Advocates for Human Rights

Reconciliation & Forgiveness from the Islamic Perspective, Imam Dukuly, Masjid An-nur Mosque

Alternative Dispute Resolution & Restorative Dialogue, Ahmed K. Sirleaf II, The Advocates for Human Rights

Image Gallery: Photos from the Conference

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