The conference is ending, but that’s when the discussion begins.  I will be posting more here in the next few days, so please check back. I have had some interesting and provocative conversations.

For now I have a question.  Why is the Carter Center holding a conference on Faith and Freedom to discuss reaching out to religious denominations to enlist their help in the effort to assist and protect Human Rights Defenders, and to help create and strengthen world structures for protecting human rights?

I mean, shouldn’t it be the other way around?  Shouldn’t the organized religions be leading this effort?  I know there are dedicated religious groups partnered in this effort, but I don’t mean them.  As Jimmy Allen said earlier, it’s a matter of who has the microphone.  I have some thoughts on this, and have had some conversations along these lines.  Please leave a comment here, get the discussion going.