Torture Awareness Month 2014
Exposing the Truth of U.S. Torture: Restoring Human Dignity
We invite you, and your local church, synagogue, mosque, temple, or faith community, to join other people of faith in commemorating Torture Awareness Month this June. NRCAT is preparing a Toolkit to help local congregations, campus ministries, and other religious organizations observe the month through worship, educational and/or advocacy activities.
This year’s theme for our Toolkit is “Exposing the Truth of U.S. Torture: Restoring Human Dignity”. Sign-up for the free Toolkit today and in mid-April we will deliver it to your inbox.
NRCAT’s Torture Awareness Month Toolkit will include:
- Ideas for commemorating Torture Awareness Month
- Background factsheets
- Educational resources (such as screening the “No Doubt, It was Torture” DVD)
- A bulletin insert
- Links to worship resources
- An action item for your congregation/faith group
- A downloadable poster
Our resources will include a focus on next steps on the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on CIA torture. We hope the Committee will vote in the coming weeks to make public its report on its investigation of the CIA's detention and interrogation program. Once made public, the information contained in the report will provide the most extensive official accounting of why and how torture happened. Whether or not the committee votes to release the report now, we will need your voice and the voice of your community in June to ensure that torture is never again used as an interrogation technique.
Also, we would like to put your Torture Awareness Month plans on the map! Let us know what you will be doing and we will add your event to a map on our website, and be able to demonstrate the broad support within the faith community in “Exposing the Truth of U.S. Torture: Restoring Human Dignity”.
You can also support our on-going anti-torture work with a tax-deductible gift. Thank you for your support.