Posts Tagged: torture

Melissa Roxas speaks

Melissa Roxas, a Filipina American and an American citizen from Los Angeles, was abducted and tortured by suspected Philippine military agents on May 19 in the city of La Paz in the Tarlac province. Ms. Roxas, an American human rights…

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Videotape interrogations – stop torture

The National Religious Coalition against Torture and No2Torture (a grassroots Presbyterian organization) urge people to call our Representatives asking them to support an amendment that would require the Department of Defense to videotape interrogations of detainees in its custody. Rep….

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New resource for Torture Awareness Month

June 26 is United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. A few years ago, religious and human rights organizations in the United States declared June to be Torture Awareness Month as a way to provide both a…

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Pastor Testifies about Torture

The Rev. Berlin Guerrero, pastor in the United Church of Christ in the Philippines, recently testified before the 42nd Session of the United Nations Committee against Torture. A victim of torture himself, Guerrero said the government of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo…

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Call for a Commission of Inquiry

From the National Religious Coalition against Torture (the links have been added): In response to statements by Senators Harry Reid, Dick Durbin, and Diane Feinstein that a Commission of Inquiry investigating the use of torture should not be established until…

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A Commission of Inquiry – Join the Call

Join the call for a Commission of Inquiry to investigate U.S. torture policies and practices. A critical moment in the effort to stop the use of torture by the United States appears to have arrived. On April 16, 2009, the…

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In a broken and shattered world

Here’s a prayer and meditation written for Easter by Robert Laws, elder at Calvary Presbyterian Church in San Francisco. This is one of a number of worship resources addressing torture (scroll down to worship resources) that were collected by the…

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Stopping torture

The National Religious Campaign against Torture (NRCAT) has launched a campaign to create an independent Commission of Inquiry to investigate the treatment of detainees. Endorse the Call for a Commission of Inquiry. Ask your Congressperson to support H.R. 104, a…

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Pray for peace

This week Spiritual Nurture for Peacemakers includes a prayer for the third Sunday of Lent, a prayer of confession related to the use of torture, and a prayer for Sudan. Use or adapt these prayers in corporate worship or individual…

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