Faith and Human Rights with Jimmy Carter

President George H. W. Bush addresses the Unification Conference. The Atlanta-based German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern United States hosted the Unification Conference, a historic meeting of President George Bush, 41st president of the United States of America, former Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Dr. Helmut Kohl and former Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorachev, at the Georgia World Congress Center on October 3, 2003. The three world leaders discussed their perspectives on the global impact of the fall of the Berlin Wall and unification of Germany, along with their visions for transatlantic partnership, leadership and prosperity. [NIKON D100, Sigma 120-300mm + 2X, ISO 800, ƒ/5.6, 1/30]
Today our country buried former President George H. W. Bush. In attendance were all the current living former presidents including Jimmy Carter.

Conversations at The Carter Center Harmonizing Religion and Human Rights [NIKON Z 6, 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6, ISO 10000, ƒ/5.6, 1/200]
I had an appointment with President Jimmy Carter today. Dorie, my wife, had signed us up to be at the Conversations at The Carter Center: Humanizing Religion and Human Rights where President Jimmy Carter was host and on the panel.

If you want to watch the presentation here is that video link.

Rabbi Jill Jacobs the exec director or T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights speaks during the Conversations at The Carter Center on Harmonizing Religion and Human Rights Wednesday, December 5, 2018. [NIKON Z 6, 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6, ISO 10000, ƒ/5.6, 1/200]
It was quite refreshing to hear from the three Abrahamic Faiths: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam as to how the individual faiths address Human Rights.

Imam Omar Suleiman speaks during the Conversations at The Carter Center on
Harmonizing Religion and Human Rights Wednesday, December 5, 2018. [NIKON Z 6, 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6, ISO 14400, ƒ/5.6, 1/200]
For those reading this for photography comments on the Nikon Z6 I want to talk about two things I tested the camera on. First I tried to shoot on Silent Mode, which is electronic shutter, but got banding.

Banding due to using the Silent Mode. [NIKON Z 6, 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6, ISO 6400, ƒ/5.6, 1/200]
I also shot just a couple shots at pretty high ISOs.

Conversations at The Carter Center Harmonizing Religion and Human Rights [NIKON Z 6, 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6, ISO 32000, ƒ/10, 1/200]
This photo is shot at ISO 32000 and cropped a bit as well. I was really impressed with the high ISO with the new Nikon Z6.

While I enjoyed testing the camera, I really kept pinching myself. I have had many opportunities through the years to be in the presence of President Jimmy Carter. No matter which president in history it would still be rare for most of us to have so many opportunities unless you are friend/family or work for their administration to have this type of opportunity.

Atlanta is blessed to have The Carter Center in our backyard. We plan to go back to Plains, GA to hear President Jimmy Carter teach Sunday School once again.

I admire all he has done with The Carter Center. I also enjoy his Sunday School class.

What a privilege it is to listen to him.

 

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