Category Archives: Torture

Faith Leaders Applaud President’s Plan to Close Guantanamo—Urge Action

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): Remind Him that Indefinite Detention is Immoral WASHINGTON – On February 23, President Obama released a plan for closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay. Leaders of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture released the following … Continue reading

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Thank the Attorney General for Report, Guiding Principles on Solitary Confinement

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): The Department of Justice released the Report and Recommendations Concerning the Use of Restrictive Housing, which includes more than fifty “Guiding Principles” for addressing the use of solitary confinement within all correctional … Continue reading

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Together to End Solitary—January 23, National (monthly on the 23rd)

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): Each of us was made for relationship, for human connection. Our religious traditions call us to honor the dignity and sacred potential in each other. Yet, solitary confinement continues to deny this … Continue reading

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Urge President Obama to Close Guantanamo Now

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): January 11th was the 14th anniversary of the opening of the prison at Guantanamo Bay. This is the last year the President will have the opportunity to fulfill his promise to close Guantanamo. … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Reject Bill that Closes Door to Iraqi and Syrian Refugees

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): Next week the Senate is planning to vote on H.R. 4038, a bill that would slam the door in the face of Iraqi and Syrian refugees who have been victimized by ISIS … Continue reading

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Remember Those Imprisoned at Guantanamo on 14th Anniversary

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): On January 11th, Guantanamo will have been open for 14 years. President Obama has just one year left to fulfill his promise and close the prison there. Please help us mark this date by … Continue reading

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The Immoral Treatment of Prisoners in America’s Prison System – And What You Can Do …

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): Together Campaign – Around the country people are taking part in actions on the 23rd of each month to raise awareness of solitary confinement. The 23rd represents the 23 hours a day … Continue reading

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New NRCAT Film—Out of the Shadows: Casting Light on CIA Torture

To celebrate Human Rights Day, NRCAT is proud to launch its new film, Out of the Shadows:  Casting Light on CIA Torture. Directed by filmmaker Rev. Steven D. Martin, Out of the Shadows paints a vivid and disturbing picture of … Continue reading

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Urge the President to Read the Entire Senate Torture Report

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): December 9 marked the 1st anniversary of the day the executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee Torture Report was made public. The Report and its recommendations have already had an impact – … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Keep US a Place of Refuge for Persons Fleeing Violence

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): In Washington, DC, politicians like to talk about the importance of defeating ISIS. Unfortunately, when it comes to helping the very people who are victims of ISIS and other violent groups, some … Continue reading

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