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Declaration of Principles for a Presidential Executive Order on Prisoner Treatment,
Torture and Cruelty


 

PROMINENT LEADERS OF FAITH GROUPS

  • Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson, Dean, Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies
  • Archbishop Vicken Aykazian, Diocesan Legate, Armenian Church of America
  • The Rt. Rev. Mark M. Beckwith, Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Newark
  • Charlie Clements, President & CEO of Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
  • Archbishop Nicolae Condrea, Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in America and Canada
  • Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos, Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago
  • Bishop Sally Dyck, Minnesota Area, The United Methodist Church
  • Rabbi Dan Ehrenkrantz, President, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
  • Chancellor Arnold Eisen, Jewish Theological Seminary of America 
  • Rabbi David Ellenson, President, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
  • Rev. Dr. Wesley Granberg-Michaelson, General Secretary, Reformed Church in America
  • Rabbi Arthur Green, Rector, Hebrew College Rabbinical School
  • Rabbi Steve Gutow, Executive Director, Jewish Council of Public Affairs
  • Bishop Al Gwinn, North Carolina Conference, The United Methodist Church
  • Rev. Dr. Stan Hastey, Executive Director, Alliance of Baptists
  • Dr. Maher Hathout, Senior Advisor, Muslim Public Affairs Council
  • Rev. Dr. Michael Kinnamon, General Secretary, National Council of Churches
  • Rev. Clifton Kirkpatrick, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
  • Rev. Michael Livingston, Executive Director, International Council of Community Churches
  • Dr. Ingrid Mattson, President, Islamic Society of North America
  • Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, Former Archbishop of Washington, DC
  • Mary Ellen McNish, General Secretary, American Friends Service Committee
  • Rev. A. Roy Medley, General Secretary, American Baptist Churches USA
  • Stanley Noffsinger, General Secretary, Church of the Brethren
  • Rev. Glenn R. Palmberg, President, Evangelical Covenant Church
  • Very Rev. Thomas Picton, CSsR, President, Conference of Major Superiors of Men
  • Dr. Anahat Kaur Sandhu, Secretary General, World Sikh Council - America Region
  • Shakeel Syed, Executive Director, Islamic Shura Council 
  • Rabbi Gerald Serotta, Chair, Rabbis for Human Rights – North America 
  • Jim Schrag, Executive Director, Mennonite Church USA
  • Rev. Dr. William Shaw, President, National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.
  • Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi, Chairman, Islamic Shura Council of Southern CA & Fiqh Council of North America
  • Rev. William G. Sinkford, President, Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
  • Rabbi Toba Spitzer, President, Reconstructionist Rabbinical Assembly
  • Dr. Sayyid M. Syeed, National Director, Interfaith and Community Alliance, Islamic Society of North America
  • Rev. Dr. John H. Thomas, President, United Church of Christ
  • Bishop Julius Trimble, Bishop of the Iowa Annual Conference, United Methodist Church 
  • Rev. Dr. Sharon E. Watkins, General Minister and President, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
  • Bishop Thomas G. Wenski, Chairman, Committee on International Justice and Peace, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 
  • Bishop Tim W. Whitaker, Florida Area Resident Bishop, The United Methodist Church
  • Rabbi Eric Yoffe, President, Union for Reform Judaism

EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS OF STATE ECUMENICAL AGENCIES

  • Scott D. Anderson, Executive Director, Wisconsin Council of Churches
  • Rev. Jonathan Barton, General Minister, Virginia Council of Churches
  • Rev. Jan Olav Flaaten, Executive Director, Arizona Ecumenical Council 
  • Rev. Gary L. Harke, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Council of Churches
  • Rev. Jack Johnson, Executive Director, Massachusetts Council of Churches
  • Rev. Dr. Nancy J. Kemper, Executive Director, Kentucky Council of Churches
  • Rev. Brenda Lynn Kneece, Executive Minister, SC Christian Action Council 
  • David Lamarre-Vincent, Executive Director, New Hampshire Council of Churches
  • David Leslie, Executive Director, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon
  • Marilyn P. Mecham, Executive, Interchurch Ministries of Nebraska
  • Rev. Russell L. Meyer, Executive Director, Florida Council of Churches
  • Rev.Warren Murphy, Executive Director, Wyoming Association of Churches
  • Rev. George Reed, Executive Director, North Carolina Council of Churches
  • Rev. Jill Job Saxby, Executive Director, Maine Council of Churches
  • Wade Schemmel, President, North Dakota Conference of Churches
  • Rev. Dr. Rick Schlosser, Executive Director, California Council of Churches
  • Rev. Dr. Stephen J. Sidorak, Jr., Executive Director, Christian Conference of Connecticut
  • The Reverend Dennis D. Sparks, Executive Director, West Virginia Council of Churches

EVANGELICAL LEADERS

  • The Rev. Dr. Paul Alexander, Professor of Theology and Ethics; Director, D.Min. Program, Haggard Graduate School of Theology at Azusa Pacific University
  • Dr. Robert Andringa, President Emeritus, Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
  • Ms. Joan Baumgartner Brown, Chief Development Officer, Sojourners
  • Dr. David Black, President, Eastern University
  • Dr. Wilton Bunch, Professor of Ethics, Samford University
  • Dr. Stanley Burgess, Distinguished Professor of Christian History, Regent University School of Divinity
  • Mr. Bart Campolo, Director, The Walnut Hills Fellowship, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • The Rev. Tony Campolo, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Eastern University
  • Dr. R Judson Carlberg, President, Gordon College
  • The Rev. Richard Cizik, Vice President for Governmental Affairs, National Association of Evangelicals
  • Dr. Shane Claiborne, Author, Activist, The Simple Way
  • Mr. Andy Crouch, Editorial Director, Christianity Today International
  • Professor David Crutchley, Chair, Theological Education Workgroup, Baptist World Alliance
  • Alan S. Cureton, President, Northwestern College
  • Dr. Thomas Finger, InterChurch Relations, Mennonite Church, USA; Scholar in Residence at Bethany Theological Seminary
  • Professor Timothy Floyd, Professor and Director of the Law and Public Service Program, Mercer University, School of Law
  • Dr. Robert Michael Franklin, President, Morehouse College
  • Dr. Richard L. Gathro, Assistant to the President and Dean, Nyack College, DC
  • Professor Ivy George, Professor of Sociology, Gordon College
  • Rev. Dr. Wesley Granberg-Michaelson, General Secretary, Reformed Church in America
  • Dr. Joel B. Green, Professor of New Testament Interpretation, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Dr. Jeffrey Greenman, Associate Dean of Biblical and Theological Studies and Professor of Christian Ethics, Wheaton College 
  • The Rev. Dr. Catherine Gregg, Rector, Grace Episcopal Church, St. George, Utah
  • The Rev. Dr. David P. Gushee, Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics, Mercer University
  • Dr. Chuck Gutenson, Chief Operation Officer, Sojourners
  • Dr. Stanley Hauerwas, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics, Duke University Divinity School
  • Mr. Gary Haugen, President and CEO, International Justice Mission
  • Mr. Stephen Hayner, Peachtree Professor of Church Growth, Colombia Theological Seminary
  • The Rev. Dr. Roberta Hestenes, Former President, Eastern University
  • Dr. Dean R. Hirsch, President and CEO, World Vision International
  • The Rev. Dr. George Hunsinger, Hazel Thompson McCord Professor of Systematic Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Dr. George R. Hunter III, Distinguished Professor of Evangelization, Asbury Theological Seminary
  • The Rev. Dr. Joel C. Hunter, Senior Pastor, Northland – A Church Distributed
  • Dr. Cheryl Bridges Johns, Professor of Discipleship and Christian Formation, Church of God in Christ Theological Seminary
  • The Rev. Dr. J. Ellsworth Kalas, President, Asbury Theological Seminary
  • Dr. Brad Kallenberg, Associate Professor of Theology, University of Dayton
  • Rev. Dr. Ken Brooker Langston, Director, Disciples Justice Action
  • The Rev. Dr. Rick Love, Former International Director, Frontiers
  • Mr. Sammy Mah, President and CEO, World Relief
  • Dr. Ronald Mahurin, Vice President, Professional Development and Research, Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
  • The Rev. Brian McLaren, Chairman, Sojourners
  • Mr. Albert J. Meyer, Ret. Executive Secretary, Mennonite Board of Education
  • The Rev. Dr. Jesse Miranda, Distinguishes Professor, Vanguard University
  • The Rev. Dr. Richard Mouw, President, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Mr. David Neff, Editor in Chief, Christianity Today Media Group
  • Dr. Mary Nelson, President Emeritus, Bethel New Life, Chicago
  • Dr. Michael D. Palmer, Dean, School of Divinity, Regents Univeristy
  • Mr. Ken Perez, President, John Stott Ministries
  • Dr. John E. Phelan Jr. President and Dean, North Park Theological Seminary
  • Dr. Kim Phipps, President, Messiah College
  • Dr. Christine Pohl, Professor of Social Ethics, Asbury Theological Seminary
  • The Rev. Soong-Chan Rah, Milton B. Engebretson Assistant Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism, North Park Theological Seminary
  • The Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference
  • Dr. Melissa Rogers, Visiting Professor of Religion and Public Policy, Wake Forest University Divinity School 
  • The Rev. Gabriel Salguero, Director, Hispanic Leadership Program, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Dr. Andrew Saperstein, Associate Director, Reconciliation Program, Yale Center for Faith and Culture
  • The Rev. Dr. Ronald Sider, Professor of Theology, Holistic Ministry, and Public Policy, Palmer Theological Seminary
  • Professor Glen Stassen, Lewis B. Smedes Professor of Christian Ethics, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Ambassador Clyde D. Taylor, Former Chair, World Relief
  • Dr. Larry Thomas, M.D., President, Tropical Health Alliance
  • Dr. Daniel Vestal, Executive Coordinator, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
  • Dr. Miroslav Volf, Henry B. Wright Professor of Systematic Theology, Yale University Divinity School 
  • The Rev. Jim Wallis, President and Executive Director, Sojourners 
  • Dr. Graham B. Walker Jr., Associate Dean and Professor of Theology, McAfee School of Theology
  • Dr. Nicholas Wolterstorff, Noah Porter Professor Emeritus of Philosophical Theology at Yale University 
  • The Rev. Tyler Wigg-Stevenson, Director, Biblical Security Covenant 
  • Mr. Samuel C. Wolgemuth, Chairman of the Board, World Relief
  • The Rev. Dr. Amos Yong, Professor of Theology, Regent University School of Divinity

FORMER DEPARTMENT OF STATE

  • Representative James Jones, former Ambassador to Mexico and former Chairman of the House Budget Committee, House of Representatives
  • Secretary Madeleine K. Albright, former Secretary of State; former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. 
  • Secretary Warren Christopher, former Secretary of State, former Deputy Secretary of State, former Deputy Attorney General
  • Secretary George P. Shultz, former Secretary of State; former Secretary of Labor; former Secretary of the Treasury
  • Ambassador Richard L. Armitage, former Deputy Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
  • Ambassador Marc Grossman, former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs; Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs
  • Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering, former Under Secretary of State and Career Ambassador
  • Ambassador Frank Wisner; former Under Secretary of State for International Security Affairs; former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
  • Lorne Craner, Former Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Rights and Labor
  • Harold Koh, Former Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
  • Dr. Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Deputy to the Under Secretary of State, Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs; Head of the National Intelligence Council, Harvard Professor
  • Ambassador Peter W. Galbraith, former U.S. Ambassador to Croatia; Senior Diplomatic Fellow at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation
  • Ambassador Felix Rohatyn, former US Ambassador to France

FORMER DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

  • Secretary William Cohen, former Secretary of Defense; former U.S. Senator
  • Secretary Harold Brown, Former Secretary of Defense; Counselor and Trustee, Center for Strategic & International Studies
  • Secretary William Perry, former Secretary of Defense, former co director of the Center for International Security and Arms Control,  Member of Iraq Study Group
  • Dr. John J. Hamre, former Deputy Secretary of Defense, President & CEO, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Ambassador William H. Taft, IV, former Deputy Secretary of Defense; former chief Legal Advisor, Department of State
  • William J. Lynn, former Under Secretary of Defense
  • Dr. Ashton B. Carter, former Assistant Secretary of Defense; Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, International Security Program, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • Frank Kendall, Director of Tactical Warfare Programs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense; Deputy Assistant Undersecretary of Defense for Strategic Defense Systems

RETIRED MILITARY FLAG OFFICERS

  • Admiral Archie Clemins (USN-Ret.), Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet
  • General Ronald R. Fogleman (USAF-Ret.), former Chief of Staff of the Air Force
  • General Joseph P. Hoar (USMC-Ret.), former Commander, U.S. Central Command (1991-1994); former Chief of Staff, U.S. Central Command (1988-1990)
  • Admiral Greg G. Johnson (USN-Ret.), Former Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Commander, Allied Forces Command, Naples, Italy
  • General James L. Jones (USMC-Ret.), former Commandant, U.S. Marine CorpsGeneral John P. Jumper (USAF-Ret.), former Chief of Staff of the Air Force
  • General Paul J. Kern (USA-Ret.), former Commanding General, Army Materiel Command
  • General Merrill A. McPeak (USAF-Ret.), former Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force
  • General Joseph W. Ralston (USAF-Ret.)
  • General Volney F. Warner (USA-Ret.), Former Commander in Chief of the United States Readiness Command (1979-81)
  • Lt. Gen. Robert G. Gard, Jr. (USA-Ret.) President emeritus, Monterey Institute for International Studies; Senior Military Fellow at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation
  • Lt. Gen. Claudia J. Kennedy (USA-Ret.), former Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence at Headquarters, Department of the Military; former Commander of the U.S. Army Recruiting Command
  • The late Lt. General William E. Odom (USA-Ret.), Director of the National Security Agency (1985-88); Hudson Institute Senior Fellow; Yale University Professor
  • Lt. General Charles P. Otstott (USA-Ret.), Deputy Chairman, NATO Military Committee, 1990-1992
  • Vice Admiral Jack A. Shanahan (USN-Ret.), Former Director of the Center for Defense Information and Former Chairman of the Military Advisory Committee, Business Leaders for Sensible Priorities
  • Lt. General Harry E. Soyster (USA-Ret), former Assistant Chief of Staff, Army Intelligence
  • Lt. General James M. Thompson (USA-Ret.), former Director for Estimates, Defense Intelligence Agency and former Deputy Director for Plans, Policy and National Security Council Affairs in the Secretary of Defense's Office
  • Major General Eugene Fox (USA-Ret.), Deputy Director of the Strategic Defense Initiative Office
  • Rear Admiral Donald J. Guter (USN-Ret.), Judge Advocate General of the Navy
  • Rear Admiral John D. Hutson (USN-Ret.), Judge Advocate General of the Navy
  • Maj. General Melvyn S. Montano (USAF-Ret.), Adjutant general in charge of National Guard in New Mexico (1994-99)
  • Major General Thomas J. Romig (USA-Ret.), Former Judge Advocate General of the Army; Dean and Professor of Law, Washburn University School of Law
  • Brigadier General Hugh Aitken (USMC-Ret.), former Assistant Division Commander, 2d Marine Division; former Director, Manpower Plans and Policy Division
  • Brigadier General David M. Brahms (USMC-Ret.), Marine Corps’ senior legal adviser(1983-88); Judge Advocates Association board of directors
  • Brigadier General Stephen A. Cheney (USMC-Ret.), former Inspector General of the Marine Corps; President, Marine Military Academy
  • Brigadier General James P. Cullen (USA-Ret.), U.S. Army Reserve Judge Advocate General’s Corps; Chief Judge, U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals
  • Brigadier General Evelyn “Pat” Foote (USA-Ret.), Commanding General of Fort Belvoir; Vice Chair, Secretary of Army’s Senior Review Panel on Sexual Harassment 
  • Brigadier General David Irvine (USA-Ret.), Faculty assignment for 18 years with the Sixth U.S. Army Intelligence School; Deputy Commander for the 96th Regional Readiness Command
  • Brigadier General John H. Johns (USA-Ret.), former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, former professor at the National Defense University
  • Brigadier General Richard M. O'Meara (USA-Ret.), Army’s Judge Advocate General Corps
  • Brigadier General Maurice D. Roush (USA-Ret.), Commander of the U.S. Army Engineer Pacific Ocean Division; Last American Lt. Gov. (Dep. Civ. Adm.) of Okinawa; Asia Operations Manager for Daniel, Mann, Johnson and Mendenhall; Dean of "Engineering at St. Martin's University
  • Brigadier General Stephen N. Xenakis (USA-Ret.), M.D., Commanding General of the Southeast Regional Army Medical Command

NATIONAL SECURITY EXPERTS

  • Senator John Glenn, former Senator from Ohio, former Astronaut and Colonel (USMC-Ret.)
  • Senator Gary Hart, former Senator from Colorado; co-chair of the U.S. Commission on National Security for the 21st Century
  • Governor Thomas Kean, Chair of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States (the 9/11 Commission), former Governor of New Jersey, President of Drew University
  • Sandy Berger, former National Security Advisor
  • Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, former National Security Adviser
  • Carl Ford, Former Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research, U.S. Department of State; former U.S. Army Military Intelligence Officer; CIA National Intelligence Officer for East Asia
  • Jessica Tuchman Mathews, former Director of the National Security Council’s Office of Global Issues; deputy to the Undersecretary of State for Global Affairs
  • Rand Beers, former National Security Council Staff
  • Jeffrey Smith, former General Counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency and Army Judge Advocate General Officer

LEGAL EXPERTS

  • Senator J. Bennett Johnston, former Senator from Louisiana, U.S. Army, Judge Advocate General Corps., Germany
  • Senator Charles S. Robb, former Senator from Virginia, Chair Iraq Intelligence Commission (2004), Marine Corps, Vietnam, Bronze Star recipient
  • Harry McPherson, Counsel to President Johnson; Deputy Under-Secretary of the Army for international affairs; member of Department of Army Secretariat
  • Alberto J. Mora, former U.S. Navy General Counsel
  • Theodore C. Sorensen, special counsel & adviser to John F. Kennedy; a member of the Cuban Missile Crisis Executive Committee of the National Security Council
  • David Acheson, former US Attorney for the District of Columbia; former President of the U.S. Atlantic Council
  • John Norton Moore, Professor of Law, the University of Virginia

COUNTERTERRORISM EXPERTS

  • Vincent Cannistraro, former Director of Intelligence Programs for the United States National Security Council; former Chief of Operations and Analysis at the CIA’s Counterterrorist Center
  • Jack Cloonan, former FBI security and counterterrorism expert
  • Burton Gerber, retired CIA operations officer and professor at Georgetown University
  • Professor Paul R. Pillar, Georgetown University professor; former National Intelligence Officer for the Near East and South Asia; former Deputy Chief, DCI Counterterrorist Center
  • Frank Warren Snepp, Journalist and former chief analyst of North Vietnamese strategy for the CIA in Saigon; former CIA interrogator

WORLD WAR II INTERROGATORS

  • George L. Frenkel (USA-Ret.) Military Intelligence Service
  • Henry Kolm (USA-Ret.) Military Intelligence Service
  • Dr. George Mandel (USA-Ret.) Military Intelligence Service
  • Peter Weiss (USA-Ret.) Military Intelligence Service
 
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