Torture Awareness Month 2014
Exposing the Truth of U.S. Torture: Restoring Human Dignity
Every June, human rights and faith organizations join together to mark Torture Awareness Month because on June 26, 1987, the nations of the world took a major step against the immoral and abhorrent practice of torture. On that day, the Convention Against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT for short) entered into force and the United Nations later declared June 26th the “International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.”
This June, we will honor survivors of torture, take action to ensure that the truth of the clandestine U.S. torture program after 9/11 is made public, and pray for national repentance and healing toward the restoration of human dignity for all. The National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT) invites you, and your local church, synagogue, mosque, temple, or faith community, to join people of faith throughout the world in commemorating Torture Awareness Month.
If you would like to discuss additional ways for how your local congregation or faith community could mark Torture Awareness Month please call or email Paz Artaza-Regan at 202-547-1920 or
. We will be delighted to assist you with plans and suggestions.
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.