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Art, Religion, and Torture: Constructing an Ethical Response to Violence Against Others
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 4:00pm

The Portland Center for Public Humanities presents
Sarah Sentilles

“Art, Religion, and Torture: Constructing an Ethical Response to Violence against Others”

February 15, 4 p.m.
Smith Memorial Student Union 296

The photographs of torture at Abu Ghraib prison have been reimagined by artists around the world. Sarah Sentilles explores what their artwork illuminates about ethical responses to images of torture and to torture itself—and whether religion might have a constructive role to play in this ethical work.

Sarah Sentilles is a scholar of religion, an award-winning speaker, and the author of three books. She is currently at work on a novel and an edited volume that investigates the intersections of torture and Christianity.

This event is part of the Religion Matters Series. It is free and open to the public. If you have questions concerning access or accommodations for a disability, please contact us at publichumanities@pdx.edu. Early requests are encouraged; a week will generally allow us to provide seamless access.

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