Ending U.S.-Sponsored Torture Forever: A Study for People of Faith Video
Can torture be justified in certain circumstances? Do "harsh interrogation techniques" make Americans safer? Can cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment of prisoners be morally justified?
Now that President Obama has issued an executive order halting torture, the National Religious Campaign Against Torture is working to build the moral consensus that torture is always wrong. "Ending U.S.-Sponsored Torture Forever," is a new study resource for congregations of various faiths. Six discussion guides have been developed for specific faith groups.
A congregation can choose to use the resource in one or two sessions. The DVD brings together the nation's top experts to show that torture is, without exceptions, morally indefensible and harmful to our national interests.
The 20-minute DVD includes interviews with:
- Matthew Alexander, former interrogator and author of the book, How to Break a Terrorist
- Dr. Stephen M. Colecchi, Director of the Office of International Justice and Peace of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
- Dr. David Gushee, author and professor of Christian Ethics, Mercer University
- Scott Horton, human rights attorney and contributing editor for Harper's Magazine
- Dr. George Hunsinger, Founder of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture
- Linda Gustitus, President, Board of Directors, National Religious Campaign Against Torture
- Rabbi Gerry Serotta, Executive Director, Clergy Without Borders
- Rabbi Brian Walt, Ithaca Reform Temple (Ithaca, NY)
- Dr. Sayyid Syeed, National Director of the Islamic Society of North America
Download the Spanish version of the video text.