While 1 in five people practice Islam internationally, a Pew Research survey in 2010 found that about half of Americans are able to correctly identify the Quran and Ramadan as associated with Islam. Another Pew survey in 2007 revealed that 58 percent of Americans say they know little or nothing about Islam’s practices, and often, what they do know […]
Eric Stover is Director of the Human Rights Center at the University of California-Berkeley. The center’s research focuses on war crimes, justice and postwar reconstruction, health and human rights, and globalization.
Celia VanDeGraaf is executive director of the Center for Survivors of Torture in Dallas.
William Eckhardt of the University of Missouri Kansas City Law School prosecuted Lt. William Calley for the My Lai massacre in Vietnam and taught at the U.S. Army War College.
David J. Scheffer is director of the Center for International Human Rights at Northwestern University and a frequent commentator on human rights issues.
Kenneth Magnuson is an associate professor of Christian ethics at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society of America and the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity. He was a participant in the 2006 First Things online symposium on torture.
The Carter Center in Atlanta is involved in human rights worldwide. Read the center’s May 14, 2004, publication “Human Rights Defenders on the Frontlines of Freedom: Protecting Human Rights in the Context of the War on Terror.”
Daniel Heimbach is Professor of Christian Ethics at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C. He was a participant in the 2006 First Things online symposium on torture.
Julie A. Mertus is assistant professor at American University’s School of International Service. She has expertise in women, human rights and war.