Prisoner Abuse: From Abu Ghraib to The Passion of the Christ | Belfast and Beyond | 20 Mar 2009 | Amnesty International UK

Prisoner Abuse: From Abu Ghraib to The Passion of the Christ

 

 

 

 

Can't resist the provocative title of this public lecture, being staged next Thursday evening at the University of Ulster's Belfast campus.  

It is a Lenten initiative from the University chaplaincy and will be delivered by Dr David Tombs of the Irish School of Ecumenics.  His specialist subject is the intersection between Christian theology and human rights, including the areas of truth commissions and torture. I can imagine that this event could be fascinating for Amnesty supporters of any religion or none.  

Other commitments mean that I can't make it, but, if you can get along, please let us know in the comment zone what you thought of it. Starts at 6pm.  

This amazing picture, by the way, is a painting by Gwyneth Leech entitled Station X: Stripped of his Garments, one of a series of commissioned paintings depicting Jesus' stations of the cross, but set in the contemporary Middle East.

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