A Day of Witness to End Torture

The National Religious Coalition against Torture offers an invitation to participate in a National Day of Witness on Wednesday, November 12 from your own home or office. 

More than 50 delegations of religious leaders will visit Members of Congress in their district or state offices across the country to request them to endorse the "Declaration of Principles for a Presidential Executive Order on Prisoner Treatment, Torture and Cruelty" and to urge the President-elect to issue an executive order banning torture. The 218th General Assembly (2008) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted to affirm the Declaration of Principles
You can join the effort of hundreds of people in Washington, DC who will gather in front of the White House to make the same request of the president- elect by sending an email to President-elect Obama's Transition Office.  Just take these three easy steps:

  1. Visit his transition website.

  2. Fill out your contact information.  Write "torture" in the "another issue" box.
  3. In the "Your ideas" box, write something like "As a person of faith, I am deeply troubled by our nation's use of torture.  Please act to end U.S.-sponsored torture by issuing an executive order based on the Declaration of Principles endorsed by the National Religious Campaign Against Torture.  Then click "submit form."

Learn more about Presbyterian efforts to address torture.

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