The Council for Global Equality, Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies, Global Justice Institute, Human Rights First and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights invite you to a special panel discussion and private screening of the new documentary film God Loves Uganda.
The film explores the role of the American Evangelical movement in Uganda by following evangelical leaders in America and Uganda along with politicians and missionaries as they attempt the radical task of eliminating “sexual sin” and converting Ugandans to fundamentalist Christianity. There will be a panel discussion with Santiago A. Canton, Reverend Kapya Kaoma and Bishop Gene Robinson immediately following the screening.
I’m a long-time volunteer attorney at Human Rights First. Through them, I’ve helped hundreds of refugees win asylum in the United States. This week, I am embarking on my third and longest Ride for Human Rights— a bicycle fundraising event in honor of Human Rights First’s work to defend refugees who reach the U.S., and to support human rights abroad.
Human Rights First’s asylum work changes lives. Its network of pro bono attorneys provides free legal help to refugees seeking asylum in the United States. Finding and training those lawyers is expensive. Last year’s benefit bicycle ride from New York City to Nashville, TN raised over $50,000, bringing the Ride’s total to $64,000! Along the way, I talked to school kids, retirees, farmers, shopkeepers, clergy, whomever I met, to get them thinking about our legal and moral duty to refugees and about the benefits immigrants bring to the American heartland.
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