25,000 prisoners in the U.S. are held in prolonged solitary confinement (the conditions in which Bradley Manning is alleged to be held). Please contact President Obama and ask him to investigate the use of solitary confinement.
Rep. Peter King is holding hearings that single out American Muslims as a source of violence and extremism. Tell Members of Congress that you would like them to work with ALL Americans to end violence.
Your Congregation and
Torture Awareness Month (June)
Join NRCAT in marking June’s Torture Awareness Month – NRCAT has prepared a variety of materials for congregations and religious organizations to use for:
Do at least one activity! >> Go to our Torture Awareness Month page
Washington, DC on June 1
Accountability Today - Preventing Torture Forever, featuring Juan Mendez, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, and a torture survivor - more information.
Princeton, NJ on June 2: Scott Horton speaking on: Torture, Wikileaks and State Secrecy: Did torture help or hinder finding Osama bin Laden? - more information.
New York City on June 21: "Torture in NY State Prisons" - more information.
Studio City, CA on June 26: Reckoning With Torture: A Dramatic Reading; panel discussion follows reading - more information.
- Visit NRCAT's Online StoreDVDs, banners, bumper stickers, and the new book Religious Faith, Torture, And Our National Soul by David Gushee.
- Show “Ending U.S.-Sponsored Torture Forever”Join 300 congregations in showing the video.
- Resources for Torture Awareness Month
Urge your congregations to participate in NRCAT's June activities
- Preventing Torture EverywhereVideo with discussion guide and petition for a new treaty (OPCAT) to help end torture.
|Bin Laden’s Death Does Not Vindicate Torture|
> Talking Points for Letter to the Editor> Op-ed by John McCain: "Bin Laden’s death and the debate over torture"
> Op-ed: "Torture Didn't and Doesn't Make us Safer" by Linda Gustitus
> NRCAT Press Release
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