Neibuhr Institute - 2006-07 Program

Catholics and the Civil Rights Movement. March 29th, 2007. Lecturers: Dr. Paul Murray, Sociology Department and Mr. Jim Owens, Albany's Black Catholic Apostolate. (Co-sponsored by The Reinhold Niebuhr Institute, The Franciscan Center for Catholic Studies and The Foundations Program.) More

John Haught of Georgetown University. Speech entitled "Evolution and Faith: What is at Stake?" (Co-sponsored by The Reinhold Niebuhr Institute, The Franciscan Center for Catholic Studies, and the Foundations Program.) Thursday, April 12th, 2007. More.

The Reinhold Niebuhr Institute of Religion and Cultureproudly presents Dr. David Stevens, Director of Corrymeela Community in Northern Ireland. April 18 & 19th, 2007, with Corrymeela Community Exhibits on display until April 30th in the Siena College Standish Library. (Co-sponsored by The Albany Presbytery, The Episcopal Diocese of Albany, Schenectady Inner City Ministry, The Peace and Justice Commission of the Albany Roman Catholic Diocese, The First United Presbyterian Church of Troy, and The Capital Region Ecumenical Organization.) (Subject to Changes and Revisions).More

Dith Pran - April 17th, 2007 - 7:30 SSU 241- 43 ( Co-sponsored with Open Doors Speaker Series)

Cambodian Genocide Survivor/Photographer - "Genocide: The Curse of the 21st Century" - Dith Pran survived one of the bloodiest genocides in human history, the Cambodian tragedy set forth by the Communist Khmer Rouge in the 1970s. Pran's story was portrayed in the Academy award-winning movie, The Killing Fields. Determined to educate the world and assure that the Cambodian genocide is not forgotten, nor repeated, he has founded The Dith Pran Holocaust Awareness Project. Pran and Sydney Schanberg, then a New York Times correspondent covered the events leading up to the genocide, including the fall of the capital to the communist Khmer Rouge. Arrested by the Khmer Rouge, they were sentenced to execution, but eventually released. Exiled to the killing fields, the forced labor camps in the Cambodian countryside, Pran endured starvation and torture for four years. In 1976, Schanberg received a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of Cambodia and he accepted the award for himself and Pran. In October of 1979, Pran escaped to Thailand and to freedom. Sponsored by Office of Multicultural Affairs , Niebuhr Institute, and Foundations.

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