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May 23, 2015

Ideas For Marking Torture Awareness Month

Film Screening: We are pleased to announce two new films that will be available by June 1 for your use during June and beyond. "Breaking Down the Box" is a 30 minute film that examines the mental health, racial justice and human rights implications of torture in U.S. prisons and jails. "Faithful Responses to the Torture Report" is a short film that explores how the faith community is responding to the Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation into the CIA torture program. Sign-up for a copy of one or both films.

23 Hour Fast for a #TortureFreeWorld: Pick a day during June to join in a 23 hour fast for human rights. Read more and sign-up to participate.

Education Table in Fellowship Hour: At your congregation's coffee hour or before or after services, you can set up a table with information to educate members about solitary confinement, the Torture Report, and more. Check back by May 20 for updated resources.

For more ideas, check out our activity ideas page.

If you would like to discuss additional ways for how your local congregation or faith community could mark Torture Awareness Month please call or email T.C. Morrow at 202-547-1920 or tmorrow@nrcat.org. We will be delighted to assist you with plans and suggestions.

You can also support our on-going anti-torture work with a tax-deductible gift. Thank you for your support.

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