Tag Archives: Human Rights

Solitary Confinement: The Immoral Treatment of Prisoners in America’s Prison System—October 3, Pittsburgh

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): You are invited to join our executive director, Rev. Ron Stief, for dinner and discussion about the faith community’s work in the movement to end solitary confinement, hosted by Pittsburgh’s East Liberty … Continue reading

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The Global Refugee Crisis is a Moral Test for All of Us (Commentary)

David Gushee  | September 16, 2015 (RNS) Western claims to stand for human dignity and human rights usually look pretty hollow whenever a major refugee crisis hits. That is what is happening now, as millions of refugees seek asylum in Europe — … Continue reading

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Urge Your Representative to Cosponsor Bill to Study Solitary Confinement and Its Impacts

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): As national momentum to end the torture of solitary confinement continues to build, Rep. Cedric Richmond of Louisiana has introduced federal legislation to confront its use: “The Solitary Confinement Study and Reform … Continue reading

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Solidarity in Solitary—November 11, Pittsburgh

November 11, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm University of Pittsburgh Law School, Room 113 Jules Lobel, Pitt Law Professor and Center for Constitutional Rights lawyer for Pelican Bay prisoners, will relate the inspiring story of inmates overcoming gang violence and … Continue reading

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Special Internship: Advocacy on Haiti / Dominican Republic: Nov-Jan 2013—Application Deadline November 4

From the Interfaith Immigration Coalition (http://www.interfaithimmigration.org): To apply, email a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to jhuggins@cwsglobal.org by COB Monday, November 4th. CWS seeks an intern to assist in advocating for the human rights in Haiti and the Dominican … Continue reading

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Call for Justice in Civil and Human Rights—January 30, Conference call

From the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (http://www.civilrights.org): Please join The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights for our first Calling for Justice national conference call of the year: The Next Chapter: Civil and Human Rights Priorities … Continue reading

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Sign Petition Urging Rejection of Torture

From the Center for the Victims of Torture (http://www.cvt.org/):   Independence Day is a time to celebrate the founding of our nation and the many freedoms we cherish. While many of our clients have been persecuted for supporting opposition candidates, … Continue reading

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New Tactics in Human Rights

From the Center for the Victims of Torture (http://www.cvt.org/):   All of us at CVT are inspired by the courage of the Egyptian people who took to the streets to demand change through nonviolent action.   A recent New York … Continue reading

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For Faithful, Immigration Reform Is Today’s Civil Rights Movement

Shared by Faith in Public Life (http://www.faithinpubliclife.org):   By Rev. Luis Cortes and the Rev. Derrick Harkins – CNN, Belief Blog September 1, 2010   During the civil rights movement, religious leaders locked arms in solidarity and marched against the … Continue reading

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