From the website of NRCAT: NATIONAL RELIGIOUS CAMPAIGN AGAINST TORTURE
TORTURE IS A MORAL ISSUE ---
June 26th is United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. Several years ago, religious and human rights organizations in the United States declared the month of June to be Torture Awareness Month as a way to provide greater visibility to this issue and provide an opportunity for coordinated actions across the country.
This June, NRCAT encourages congregations and religious organizations to focus on the need for accountability for U.S.-sponsored torture since September 11, 2001. NRCAT continues our call for a nonpartisan Commission of Inquiry to be appointed by the President and/or the Congress. Learning from the past is the best way to build a torture-free future. NRCAT has also called upon the Attorney General to appoint a Special Prosecutor to investigate the use of torture.
NRCAT will provide a variety of resources to meet the needs of congregations at different stages of engagement with this issue.
- New short video and discussion guide - "Repairing the Brokenness: A Faithful Response to U.S.-Sponsored Torture" includes perspectives from several faith leaders about repentance, redemption and healing the soul of our nation from the brokenness resulting from the use of torture. Within that context, the video addresses the need for accountability for U.S.-sponsored torture and provides information about NRCAT’s call for a Commission of Inquiry. An interfaith discussion guide provides a suggested outline for a one-hour adult study session. Watch the video, order the DVD and download resources.
- NRCAT’s DVD "Ending U.S.-Sponsored Torture Forever" and discussion guide.