The Wisconsin Council of Churches supports the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (www.NRCAT.org) in advocating to stop U.S. sponsored torture abroad, end the use of solitary confinement in U.S. Prisons, close Guantanamo, and combat anti-Muslim bigotry.
We invite congregations to hold a 4-session small group class using the Way of Torture, Way of the Cross – study action resource.
This four session adult study will help participants reflect biblically and theologically on the practice of torture and offers tools for civic engagement.
Further resources and Information
- National Religious Coalition Against Torture
- Amnesty International
- Human Rights Watch
- Human Rights First
- Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Books and Articles
- Editorial by Executive Director Rev. Scott D. Anderson in the Capital Times, May 11, 2012
- “The Truth about Torture,” Charles Krauthammer, The Weekly Standard, December 5, 2005.
- “Why Evidence Obtained from Torture Should Never Be Admissible,” Jack Balkin, Yale Law School, Friday, December 16, 2005
- Theology Today (journal) Theme issue on Torture, International Law and Theology, vol. 63:3 (October 2006)
- Torture: A Collection, ed. Sanford Levinson. Oxford University Press, 2004.
- Torture and Eucharist, by William T. Cavanaugh. Blackwell Publishing, 1998.