Healing a Culture of Torture
Torture Awareness Month 2013
| Get Involved!
• Organize an activity for your congregation
• Join us in Washington, DC on June 25
• Make a tax-deductible gift to support NRCAT’s work
June is Torture Awareness Month – a time to recommit as people of faith to end torture in our backyards and around the world. This year, our theme is “Healing a Culture of Torture,” encompassing the need to reflect, pray, and act in light of the deep physical and spiritual harm caused by torture. The International Day in Support of Victims of Torture was named by the United Nations in June 26, 1997 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the date that the Convention Against Torture came into force. Torture Awareness Month honors that day and extends the campaign throughout the month of June.
The National Religious Campaign Against Torture invites you and your congregation to commemorate Torture Awareness Month by displaying one of our posters, using a bulletin insert, a prayer, or in another way marking the month with a local event, such as a public event or an educational forum. >> Click here for ideas and resources.
Join people of faith from across the country in efforts to end torture in U.S. policy, practice and culture by organizing an activity for your congregation or joining in public events throughout June and bearing public witness against torture. You can also support our mission with a tax-deductible gift.
Coordinated efforts across the country are critical to the success of Torture Awareness Month. Please tell us about your local plans!