Torture Awareness Month 2013
Healing a Culture of Torture
Our thanks to those who organized and joined in public events throughout June to bear public witness against torture.
On June 25, NRCAT co-hosted an event in Washington, DC featuring Mr. Juan Mendez, the UN Rapporteur on Torture - click here for video from the event.
June is Torture Awareness Month – a time to recommit as people of faith to end torture in our backyards and around the world. Our 2013 theme was “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 invited people of faith across the country 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 the ideas and resources we offered for June 2013.
You can also support our on-going anti-torture work, which will include starting in a few months to plan for Torture Awareness Month 2014, with a tax-deductible gift. Thank you for your support.