Thursday, December 03, 2009

Faith and Ethics Network for the International Criminal Court

The United States Faith and Ethics Network for the International Criminal Court (US FENICC) is a coalition of religious and interfaith NGOs that examine the moral, ethical and religious considerations surrounding the Court. Religious organizations have a special role to play in raising awareness at the grassroots level and helping to shape the ICC. The Network promotes the ICC by disseminating information about the Court to respective religious, ecumenical, and ethical communities.

The following issues are among those that have been and will be discussed by the working group in their meetings as well as in their open events and dialogues:
  • moral, ethical and theological imperatives and the importance of the ICC as a powerful representation of these values;
  • moral, political and ethical dimensions of impunity;
  • reconciliation and long term peace building;
  • individual and collective healing in society;
  • redressive justice;
  • relationships between confession, repentance, compensation and forgiveness;
  • issues of psychological and spiritual rehabilitation;

We welcome the participation of all faith and ethics-based organizations. For information about attending meetings or joining the US FENICC, please contact chair Bruce Knotts. For more information, please visit AMICC's website.

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