Stopping torture – an Advent resource

The National Religious Coalition Against Torture announces a new resource [PDF] for Christian clergy to use during Advent 2009.

With sections for all four Sundays in Advent, as well as Christmas Eve, the new resource [PDF] provides commentary on the scriptures and sermon notes that help connect the scriptures with today's national dialog on the use of torture. It combines scholarly research and exegesis of the lectionary readings with a conversational tone that makes it easy to build upon the ideas in developing sermons. The author is the Rev. Kirsten Klepfer, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Grinnell, Iowa.

Worship Resources from a variety of faiths are also available. Send suggestions for additional prayers and worship materials to John Humphries.

General Assemblies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) have addressed the issue of stopping torture on several occasions. The Presbyterian Peacemaking Program, in partnership with No2Torture (a grassroots Presbyterian Organization) and the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship, provides additional resources and links to more information.

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