Disciples News Service

NRCAT marks Torture Awareness Month with video, congregational resources

The National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT) is encouraging Christians to observe Torture Awareness Month during June as a way to provide greater visibility to the issue and offer an opportunity for coordinated actions across the country. NRCAT is calling on congregations and religious organizations to focus on the need for accountability for U.S.-sponsored torture since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and has made available several resources to help them do so.

In addition, the National Religious Campaign Against Torture continues to urge the President or Congress to establish a nonpartisan commission of inquiry to investigate allegations of torture sponsored by the United States. Disciples approved a resolution at the 2007 General Assembly supporting the elimination of torture. NRCAT encourages Disciples to share a short video as well as other resources to learn more about the issue. The video can be viewed and other resources can be acquired at: http://www.nrcat.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=298&Itemid=219