[Sayma-Discuss] against torture
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Tue May 6 17:47:47 EDT 2008
TORTURE IS A MORAL ISSUE
On September 11-12, 2008, Evangelicals for Human Rights, with the National
Religious Campaign Against Torture and Mercer University, will host a national
summit on torture in Atlanta, GA, on the campus of Mercer University.
Featuring some of the nation's top thinkers and leaders in the anti-torture
community, this conference is co-sponsored by an unprecedented group of
We invite you to be a part of this two day conference. We will examine the
journey of the United States, since September 11, 2001, from a nation that
championed human rights, albeit imperfectly, to a nation that publicly
acknowledges and supports the use of torture.
Obviously, for people of faith, the journey does not end here. Speakers and
participants will also explore the path of return to once again becoming a
nation that leads the world in the protection of human rights.
Religious Faith, Torture, and Our National Soul is organized and
co-sponsored by individuals and groups who have sought to mobilize Americans and people
of faith to oppose human rights violations in the struggle against terrorism.
There will be moments of prayer and biblical reflection that embody these
convictions, and the entire event will be infused with moral conviction drawn
from the evangelical religious tradition.
However, conference speakers will reflect a variety of faith perspectives.
The conference is open to all who will come. Our vision is that the conference
will be a template for the kind of discourse, both faith-based and
otherwise, that opens wide the doors for dialogue rather than closing them.
We invite you to be a part of ths important conference. Register before June
1 for an early registration discount. Early registration fee is $99.
Beginning June 1, registration fee will increase to $150.
Students' Discount: Register before June 1 for an early student registration
discount. Early student registration fee is $50. Beginning June 1, student
registration will increase to $65.
For more Registration details_ click here:
For more information, contact the Conference Coordinator:
Mary Head, Evangelicals for Human Rights
3001 Mercer University Drive, Day Hall 103
Atlanta, GA 30341
mhead at nrcat.org
Questions that will be considered during the Conference:
* What policy decisions led to torture?
* How did the US military respond?
* What does torture do to human beings?
* What has the torture debate revealed about American Christianity?
* What is really going on at Guantanamo Bay?How do we heal the
(American) Christian relationship with the Muslim world?
* What legislative efforts are being made to address torture?
* How do Christians break free from cultural captivity?
* What are younger thinkers noticing about this cultural moment that
others are missing?
* How do we restore America's leadership in protecting human rights?
Current Co-Sponsors include:
Mercer University, Evangelicals for Human Rights, the National Religious
Campaign Against Torture, the Center for Victims of Torture, Cooperative Baptist
Fellowship, Evangelicals for Social Action, Faith and the City, Faith in
Public Life, the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, Sojourners,
and Morehouse College.
Key Speakers include:
Katie Barge, Elizabeth Bounds, Lawrence Carter, John Chandler, Richard
Cizik, Mark P. Denbeaux, Pete Dross, Karen J. Greenberg, David P. Gushee, Linda
Gustitus, Gita Gutierrez, Jeanne Herrick-Stare, Scott Horton, George
Hunsinger, Rear Admiral D. John Hutson (Ret. USN), Cheryl Bridges Johns, Doug Johnson,
Cathleen Kaveny, Richard Killmer, Rick Love, Denise Massey, Elissa
Massimino, Matt Norman, Michael Peppard, Kathryn Reklis, Stephen Rickard, Samuel
Rodriguez, Andy Saperstein, Ronald J. Sider, Glen H. Stassen, Natalie
Wigg-Stevenson, Tyler Wigg Stevenson, Asante Todd, and Thomas Wilner.
We hope you can join us.
Linda Gustitus, NRCAT President
Richard Killmer, NRCAT Executive Director
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