* Guest: William L. Saunders, Professor and Director, Center for Human Rights, School of Arts & Sciences, Co-Director, Center for Religious Liberty, The Catholic University of America – catholic.edu/chr
* Guest: Chen Guangcheng, A Chinese lawyer and human rights advocate who has been an outspoken critic of the Chinese government- particularly its policy of forced abortions and sterilizations.
* As he wrote in his memoir, “The Barefoot Lawyer,” he largely had a happy childhood, with his brothers teaching him how to recognize the feel and sounds of things in the world.
* Blind from an early age and self-taughtin the law, Chen is frequently described as a “barefoot lawyer” who advocates for women’s rights, land rights, and the welfare of the poor.
* Chen would eventually be charged with “overbirthing,” because he and his wife had a second child in defiance of the one-child policy. He was also charged with providing information to foreigners, because he had given an interview to the Washington Post.
* Chen is a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. Though Chen is not himself a Christian, he told CNA last year that he supports freedom of thought and religion for all people.