In response to the release of the Abu Ghraib photos, Dr. George Hunsinger, professor at Princeton Theological Seminary, convened a conference of American faith leaders to examine how religious communities could respond to the U.S. military’s use of torture against 9/11 detainees. One hundred and fifty leaders of the nation’s diverse faiths gathered in Princeton in January 2006 to discuss this critical issue. The National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT) was launched during the conference with the mission of mobilizing people of faith to end torture in U.S. policy, practice and culture.
NRCAT’s mission has advanced into four main areas of work:
- TORTURE OF POST-9/11 DETAINEES
- II. TORTURE IN U.S. PRISONS
- III. U.S. POLICIES TO HELP END TORTURE ABROAD
- IV. CAMPAIGN AGAINST ANTI-MUSLIM BIGOTRY
More information is available at www.nrcat.org