Source: University of Manitoba
LEADING HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCATE TO SPEAK ON HUMAN DIGNITY
October 23, 2006
Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, D.C., Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick to speak at the Fourth Sol Kanee Lecture on Peace and Justice.
Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, Ph.D., D.D., one of the world’s leading advocates for the poor and for human rights, will speak on "The Dignity of the Human Person" on Wednesday, October 25, at 1:30 P.M. at the Investor’s Group Athletic Centre, University of Manitoba. The presentation is this year’s Sol Kanee Lecture on Peace and Justice.
Cardinal McCarrick serves on the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant Peoples, and the Pontifical Commission for Latin America. He has traveled extensively in Eastern Europe, Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa as a human rights advocate and also to survey humanitarian needs. Cardinal McCarrick has served on the U.S. Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on Religious Freedom Abroad and was named a member of the U.S. Commission for International Religious Freedom. In December 2000, President Bill Clinton presented him with the Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights.
"Everyone has inalienable rights. Everybody should have a right to life, to live, the freedom of speech, the freedom of assembly, happiness, the right to be educated and grow in understanding of who we are, get married and raise a family. All of these things are part of social development, human rights and world peace." ~ Cardinal McCarrick, 2002
Sol Kanee, in whose honour the lecture series has been named, is a highly respected Winnipegger whose lifetime achievements in business, in public affairs, and in local, national, and international service have helped bridge gaps between peoples and generations. The lecture series is supported by a generous grant from the Richardson Foundation Inc.
Hosted by the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice at St. Paul’s College, the Sol Kanee Lecture Series has reached a cumulative audience of 3,500 people. Past lecturers have included:
• His Royal Highness Prince El-Hassan bin Talal of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, international advocate and activist on humanitarian issues;
• Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee; and
• Rabbi Michael Melchior, a former Deputy Foreign Minister in the Government of Israel and member of the Knesset, legislative branch of the Israeli government.
For more information, contact: Dr. Daniel S. Lenoski, acting rector, St. Paul’s College, 204-474-8582, or Liz Watson, 204-474-8752.
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