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Religion and human rights: a conversation with Elisa Massimino

October 11, 2022 Original Content

The Berkley Forum at Georgetown Law's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs sat down with Elisa Massimino to discuss the aspirations of the Center's Rethinking Religion and Human Rights project, the scope of her advocacy work, and relevant issues at the intersection of religion and human rights.

RFKHR book club spotlights Elizabeth Hinton's 'America on Fire'

October 5, 2022 Print & Online News Clips

America on Fire is a co-winner of the Book Award at the 2022 Robert F. Kennedy Book & Journalism Awards. Through in-depth research and powerful storytelling, the book presents a nuanced understanding of how racist police violence fueled the Black rebellions of the post-civil rights era from the late 1960s to the early 1970s and how the twin challenge of racial and economic inequality, which underpinned those rebellions, persists.

Guantanamo has become America's cage

October 4, 2022 Opinions

"Today, more than 20 years after the United States transferred the first prisoners to Guantanamo, it’s not only the prisoners who are trapped there. It’s our cage, too. And the costs of being stuck there are enormous," writes Elisa Massimino in CNN Opinion.

A migrant model to follow: Portugal’s response to the coronavirus

April 10, 2022 Opinions

"At a time when many countries, including the United States, are indulging nationalist impulses and even using the crisis to further exclude and marginalize immigrants, Portugal is exemplifying a smart, pragmatic policy that both respects the rights and dignity of all people and helps minimize spread of the virus," write Elisa Massimino and Alexandra Schmitt.

Georgetown Law urgs Biden to end Title 42

April 7, 2022 Print & Online News Clips

“The use of Title 42 was a cruel and cynical ploy by the Trump administration to shut down access to refugee protection at the southern border,” Elisa Massimino wrote to The Hoya in an article discussing the Coalition of Jesuit Leaders' letter to the Biden Administration on the topic. “It has been condemned by public health experts as unnecessary and counterproductive. I was proud to see our dean and other leaders of Jesuit institutions call for an end to it.”