Instead, Carter talked about faith and how religious rights and human rights can be aligned, the role of spiritual leaders in promoting human rights, and how everyday people of faith can defend human rights.
On the panel with Carter were Rabbi Jill Jacobs of T’ruah: the Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, and Imam Omar Suleiman of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research.
It is unclear whether Carter spoke with Trump at the state funeral, as the current president shared what many considered a series of awkward exchanges with his predecessors. But it was clear that the 39th president was offering a rejection of what some see as a sharp turn by the United States toward isolationism.
He said of the United States, “Within our genes (are) self-correcting capabilities.”
Carter said he wanted a return to when America was looked at as a beacon of hope and encouragement.
“I would love for everybody on earth ... when they have a conflict to say, ‘Let’s go to Washington and see how they observed the peace,’” Carter said. “‘Let’s go to Washington to see how they maintain human rights.’”