A Terrible Beauty: Reimagining Human Rights

2015 Distinguished Faculty Lecture


Dr. William O’Neill, Associate Professor of Social Ethics at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University (JST-SCU), delivers the GTU's 2015 Distinguished Faculty Lecture entitled, “A Terrible Beauty: Reimagining Human Rights.”

Marianne Farina, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Theology at DSPT, is the respondent.

Thursday, November 5, 2015
Chapel of the Great Commission, Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Ave., Berkeley

In nonwestern usage, “rights talk” is less talk about individual rights than the talk that rights make possible, such as the victims’ testimony in the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Here rights become "a mouth to tell of suffering,” letting us see and redress the suffering and passion of the world.