2017 Speakers


 
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Stephanie Lorenzo

CEO & Founder of Project Futures

 

"I believe we all have the power to create change to give back and to empower others to do the same, all you need is drive, passion and a little faith"


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Marguerite Barankitse

Founder of Maison Shalom 

 

“Before I am a Tutsi, I am a Christian” Marguerite remembers telling the mob. “I will not allow you to kill those people.”


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Dr Mirreille Twayigira

Intern at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital 

 

“If given the resources, refugee children excel. It is probably because of what they went through, they see education as a way out. And I am one!“


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Caritas Internationalis

International Catholic Organisation

 

Caritas Internationalis translates as ‘love between peoples’. This is a reflection of the love shared and witnessed among and by its 160-plus national members which form the confederation. It works with the poor, vulnerable and excluded.


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Jesuit Refugee Service

International Catholic Organisation

 

The mission of the Jesuit Refugee Service is to accompany, serve and advocate for the rights of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons. JRS reaffirms its commitment to refugee education with the Global Education Initiative.


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Fr. Arturo Sosa Abascal, SJ

General Superior, Society of Jesus 

 

"What so many today regard as impossible: a humanity reconciled in justice, living in peace in a well-cared-for common home, where there is a place for everyone because we recognize each other as sister & brother, sons & daughters of the same, unique Father."


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Nagham and Shadan

“We focused first on values because this was one of the first things lost in the war, so honesty, respect and accepting each other’s differences”.


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Dr Scilla Elworthy

Founder of the Oxford Research Group, Peace Direct and Rising Women, Rising World  

 

“A different future for all of humanity is possible, if humans wake up. Waking up starts with you and me. It means increasing our knowledge of ourselves by using reflection, mindfulness and inner work.“


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Flavia Agnes

Women’s rights lawyer and co-founder of the Majlis Legal Centre 

 

As an activist of feminism, you have to go layer by layer—Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Dalit, bar dancer, trafficked woman, migrant woman, sex worker—it should work for everybody. If it doesn’t, it is not feminism.


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Sr. Simone Campbell, SSS

Executive Director of Network lobby for catholic social justic

 

"Women are the practical justice workers who know that the path to peace goes through the stories of those in the struggle. Women’s daily actions alleviate fear and weave society and our world together."


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Marie Dennis

Co-president of Pax Christi International

 

"In response to a global epidemic of violence, which Pope Francis has labeled a “world war in installments,” women are bringing their experience and creativity to the challenging, long-term vocation of healing and reconciling both people and the planet."


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Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson

Producer for CBS News

 

Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson, a producer for the CBS News legendary news programme, 60 Minutes, moderates the first session of the 2017 edition of Voices of Faith.


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Kerry Alys Robinson

Global Ambassador, Leadership Roundtable

 

"Want to help the Church alleviate human suffering, advance peace, promote justice, model integrity and extend hope? Ensure and value the role of women in leadership as a matter of managerial urgency."


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Julia Mintzer

Mezzo-Soprano

 

Julia Mintzer is a mezzo-soprano and stage director working in the United States and Europe. She was a member of the Junges Ensemble at the Semperoper Dresden and a young artist at the Washington National Opera.


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Silvia Genovesi

Contralt

 

"The strength of a woman is to be a woman. Listening to a woman and believing in her opinions and in her deeds can be the beginning of a better future"