NRCAT has a variety resources for faith communities to use during Torture Awareness Month. On this page, you’ll find resources for incorporating the issue of torture in a worship service and for fostering dialogue in an interfaith gathering.
- Interfaith prayers for use in worship services and at vigils or other public events
- A general anti-torture prayer - Download
- One focused on solitary confinement - Download
- “Because It Is Wrong,” a sermon by Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster, drawing upon the book Because It Is Wrong: Torture, Privacy, and Presidential Power in the Age of Terror by Charles and Gregory Fried. Download the sermon.
- Misheberach for Victims of Torture, written by Rabbi Gilah Langner
- Rabbi Jonathan Crane's "Judaism and Solitary Confinement"
- "Christian Worship Resources for Torture Awareness Month," a collection provided by NRCAT
- "Who Are We Really? Breaking with the Past to Become God's Children," a sermon by Gay Gardner delivered at Little River United Church of Christ in Annandale, Virginia
- "Islam Condemns Torture" a Khutba (sermon) by Sheikh Abdool Rahman Khan
- Lessons from sacred texts: Religious foundations for Christian, Jewish and Muslim efforts to end the use of torture
- “Because It Is Wrong: A Study Resource for Congregations” provides an outline for a one-hour adult study session, drawing upon the book Because It Is Wrong: Torture, Privacy, and Presidential Power in the Age of Terror by Charles and Gregory Fried. Download the discussion guide.
- Hawo’s Dinner Party is a DVD designed to facilitate dialogue among people from different faith groups, with a particular emphasis on addressing anti-Muslim sentiment