Saving the World:
Does Faith-based Humanitarian Aid Deliver Relief or Redemption?
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 | 6PM
Fordham University | Lincoln Center Campus
113 West 60th Street | Pope Auditorium
Free and Open to the Public
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Faith-based humanitarianism has become a growth industry in recent years, channeling the influence of privately-held religious commitments into the public sphere around the globe. Yet surprisingly little is known about these initiatives—and to what extent their religious inspiration might help or hinder their success, particularly in troubled regions marked by religious division and conflict.
Does the added dimension of faith contribute something unique to humanitarian work? Or is faith-based aid really just another form of religious proselytizing?
This forum will compare faith-based organizations to their secular counterparts and look at how they are transforming the landscape of humanitarian intervention today.
Masood Hyder, United Nations: WFP, UNDP, OCHA
Susan Martin, Institute for the Study of International Migration, Georgetown University
Kenneth Gavin, S.J., Jesuit Refugee Service
David Rieff, author of A Bed for the Night: Humanitarianism in Crisis
Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, Northwestern University