Our nation’s refusal to confront the past and uncover the full truth has allowed those who support the use of torture to dominate the public discourse with unsupported claims about its efficacy and necessity. Learning from the past is the best way to build a torture-free future. This educational video provides one way for local congregations and religious organizations to confront the culture of torture and pursue accountability for U.S.-sponsored torture.
Involve your congregation or organization: Show the video Repairing the Brokenness and use our Discussion Guide to facilitate a discussion. The video includes perspectives from several faith leaders about repentance, redemption and healing the soul of our nation from the brokenness resulting from the use of torture. Within that context, the video addresses the need for accountability for U.S.-sponsored torture and provides information about NRCAT’s call for a Commission of Inquiry, urging people of faith to join the campaign by signing our statement. It best lends itself to a small group discussion or an adult education setting. If your congregation has an adult class that meets weekly to address a variety of issues, you might consider suggesting a screening of the video. You can order the DVD for $5.00 from our online store or download to your computer.
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Join NRCAT in Calling for a Commission of Inquiry:
- Add your name: Endorse the Call for a Commission of Inquiry
- Endorsements by Religious Leaders: Review the list of heads of faith groups and denominations that have endorsed
- Petition: Collect signatures, using a petition version of the statement
- More information: More information and resources about a Commission of Inquiry