WASHINGTON, D.C. — Every June, human rights and faith organizations join together to mark Torture Awareness Month.
This June, survivors of torture will be honored; action will happen to ensure the truth of the clandestine U.S. torture program after 9/11 is made public; and prayers will be raised for national repentance and healing toward the restoration of human dignity for all.
The National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT) invites you, and your local church, synagogue, mosque, temple or faith community, to join people of faith throughout the world in commemorating Torture Awareness Month.
The month is chosen because on June 26, 1987, nations of the world took a major step against the immoral, abhorrent practice of torture. On that date, the Convention Against Torture & Other Cruel, Inhuman & Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT) entered into force. Consequently, the United Nations later declared June 26 the “International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.”
If you would like to discuss additional ways for how your local congregation or faith community could mark Torture Awareness Month, contact Paz Artaza-Regan at (202) 547-1920 or email@example.com.
NRCAT would like to put your Torture Awareness Month plans on the map. Let NRCAT know what you will be doing and your event will be added to a map on the campaign’s website. The goal is to be able to demonstrate the broad support within the faith community in “Exposing the Truth of U.S. Torture: Restoring Human Dignity.”