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National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT)


Self Description

September 2006: "The National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT) joins people of faith committed to ensuring that the United States does not engage in torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment of anyone, without exceptions. NRCAT is a campaign of national, regional, and local religious and secular organizations. We are national denominations and faith groups, local interfaith groups and congregations, and more."

http://www.nrcat.org/about.aspx

Third-Party Descriptions

May 2008: "More than 175 religious organizations have joined the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT). Their aim is to build a moral consensus among Americans on the issue and to bring government policies in line with US law and international norms."

http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0508/p03s05-usju.html

June 2006: "The statement, being published in newspaper advertisements starting today, is the opening salvo of a new organization called the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, which has formed in response to allegations of human rights abuse at U.S. detention centers in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/12/AR2006061201484.html

Relationships

RoleNameTypeLast Updated
Founder/Co-Founder of Evangelicals for Human Rights (EHR) Organization Dec 16, 2008
Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Rev. Richard L. Killmer Person Dec 16, 2008

Articles and Resources

Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at:
Jun 27, 2008 Ban torture for security's sake, coalition tells Bush

QUOTE: A bipartisan coalition of elder statesmen, military and national security honchos, and religious leaders is calling on the president to return to pre-9/11 standards for the treatment of prisoners. An executive order to ban torture is essential, they say, to improve national security, shore up alliances in the war on terror, and recommit to American values.

Christian Science Monitor
May 08, 2008 Faith groups mount campaign against torture: They're protesting Bush administration policies. But polls show Americans are split on the issue.

QUOTE: More than 175 religious organizations have joined the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT). Their aim is to build a moral consensus among Americans on the issue and to bring government policies in line with US law and international norms.

Christian Science Monitor
Jun 13, 2006 Religious Leaders Urge U.S. to Ban Torture

QUOTE: Titled "Torture is a Moral Issue," the statement says that torture "violates the basic dignity of the human person" and "contradicts our nation's most cherished values."

Washington Post