Torture Awareness Month - Worship & Interfaith Resources

The NRCAT bulletin insert (with an interfaith prayer and background information) is an easy and convenient way to lift up anti-torture issues within your congregation. You are welcome to customize it for your community.

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.

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An interfaith anti-torture prayer is available in our bulletin insert - Download

Lessons from sacred texts - Religious foundations for Christian, Jewish and Muslim efforts to end torture.   

On Torment” a reflection by J.D. Gore

General talking points for incorporating anti-torture concerns into a sermon or talk.

"Jewish Sermon Notes on Torture" by Rabbi Rachel Gartner.

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"Jewish Sermon Notes on Torture" by Rabbi Rachel Gartner.

Misheberach for Victims of Torture, written by Rabbi Gilah Langner.

For the Sin of Torture by Americans, by Rabbi Simcha Y. Weintraub.


"Islam Condemns Torture" a Khutba (sermon) by Sheikh Abdool Rahman Khan.




 "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," sermon by Gay Gardner delivered at Little River United Church of Christ in Annandale, Virginia.



Return to the list of all Torture Awareness Month activities.  

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