Find on this site video interviews with representatives from churches, orders and Christian organizations on their involvement in Human Rights.

Click on the video below to find a 20 minutes compilation “Challenging Structures – Promoting Dignity” featuring Chris Ferguson, Leymah Gbowee, Joseph C. Donnelly, Valli Batchelor, Lisandro Orlov, Doug Hostetter, Marta Benavides, Mathews George and Ayano Chule



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Mia Adjali (Norway, Algeria, USA), World Vice-President, World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women, on the Church Center for the United Nations, a bishop confronting patriarchy and the six pillars of peace


Dr. Valli Batchelor (India, Australia), financial expert and acclaimed Indian dance artist, on Islamic banking, dignity and multicultural dance


Rev. Marta Benavides (El Salvador), Movimiento Siglo XXIII, on Rights of Indigenous People, faith in practice and the Aha! Museum


Rev. Ayano Chule (Ethiopia), Country Coordinator, Africa Network of Religious Leaders Living with or Affected by AIDS (ANERELA+), on positive religious leaders, fighting the stigma of HIV/AIDS in the churches and an empty house after a funeral


Joseph Cornelius Donnelly (USA), Permanent Delegate to the United Nations, Caritas Internationalis, on effectice advocacy, growing up in New York City and speaking truth to the power

Michael Ellick (USA), Assistant Minister, Judson Memorial Church New York, about the New Sanctuary Movement, an immigrant from Haiti and following the path of Jesus


Rev. Chris Ferguson (Canada), Liaison Office of the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs at the United Nations, on life in abundance, the denying of Human Rights and the power of carnations


Dennis Frado (USA), Director, Lutheran Office for World Community, on landmines, the civil war in El Salvador and a delegation of Mauretanian women coming to the UN in New York


Leymah Gbowee (Liberia, Ghana), Executive Director, Women Peace and Security Network Africa, on women and the security sector, an American Tire and Rubber Company in Liberia and the greatest Human Rights defender on earth. In 2011 Leymah Gbowee was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize together with Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Tawakkol Karman.


Andrew Genszler (USA), Director, Advocacy Department, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, on speaking to decision makers, comunion in a homeless shelter, and framing the UDHR in the language of faith


Dr. Mathews George (India), Program Executive for Asia and Human Rights, World Council of Churches, on Human Rights at the grassroots, Art. 25 UDHR and Human Rights training in the church


Doug Hostetter (USA), Director, Mennonite Liaison Office at the UN, on facing concentration camps as a pacifist, getting involved in the war in Vietnem and traking to President Ahmadinejad from Iran


Dr. Guillermo Kerber (Uruguay), Commission of the Churches on International Affairs of the World Council of Churches, on victims rights, human dignity, reconciliation and community healing


Doris Kitutu (Tanzania), Personnel & Aministrative Officer, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania, on Human Resources and Women Empowerment


Rev. Kerstin Möller (Germany), Director, Women’s Department Northelbian Lutheran Church, on feminist theology, forced prostitution, and an encounter with Nelson Mandela


Rev. Lisandro Orlov (Argentinia), United Evangelical Lutheran Church in Argentinia and Uruguay, Regional coordinator, LWF HIV/AIDS campaign in the Latin American region, on the stigma of HIV / AIDS, the scandal and the cross and the joy of being Lutheran


Marta Palma (Chile), Europe Coordinator, Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC), on equality, plenitude and school rules


Christina Papazoglou (Greece), Programme Executive for Human Rights, World Council of Churches, on Human Rights Mechanisms, Living Letters in Sudan, and the impacts of Human Rights work


Vidhya Rani (India), Director, Slum Women’s Advancement Program (SWAP), on domestic violence, slums in Chennai and being a Christian in India

**The video with Vidhya Rani will soon be available**


Ray Ranker (USA), Seminary Student, on signing postcards, Nkosi’s Heaven in South Africa and Frederick Nolde


Pat Zerega (USA), Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), on transnational corporations, corporate social responsibility and shopping with conscious

2 Responses to “Human Rights Videos”


  1. 1 john nurser January 3, 2010 at 13:52

    made aware of this by Dwain Epps, for which I am very grateful. I will try to publicise this in UK. But carry on the good work! and every blessing on your work in 2010.

  2. 2 Sydney Nyembe secretary general of the parish July 26, 2011 at 9:04

    I am a human right activist in the Luthewran church in Southern Africa in a country called Swaziland.We are facing a lot of challenges in this country as human rights are a taboo because the countrys leadership rule this country with decrees hence political rights are infringed.So we have opened a human rights watch to hel;p people who have been affected by the state who are members of the church and the office will take everyone in the country.So we need to form a partnership with your church so we could help each other.The state is arresting people without trial and daily brutalise those who want to challenge the state.I think we could work with your advocay department to capacitate us in our tarrain.Our life is very problematic as this country is rulled by a king with his brothers and they do not want any opposition.I would like you my brothers in christ to respond and then I could send you more information.But what could be best is making means of meeting each other for a proper briefing.Mathew 25 says Jesus said when I was in prison you di not visist me, when I was hungry you did not feed me.that means we are a family in the word of God.


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