Alfonso Wieland is a human rights lawyer and author in Lima, Peru. Alfonso is one of the co-founders of Paz y Esperanza and currently serves as National Director of Paz y Esperanza Peru. Prior to his work with Paz y Esperanza, Mr. Wieland served for over 9 years as a member of the legal team for the National Evangelical Council of Peru, working in the area of human rights. In addition to his law degree, Mr. Wieland has graduate degrees in sociology and theology.  Alfonso has published several books including In Love with His Justice (2003), reflecting on the work of Paz y Esperanza during and in the aftermath of Peru´s internal armed conflict. He co-authored Seeking Justice for All (2006), a practical guide introducing Christians to topics of human rights and advocacy. He lives in Lima, Peru, with his wife and two children.