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Statement urges banishment of torture

It is the custom of Friends Meetings (Quakers) to write official statements, called Minutes, concerning current moral issues, as an exercise among ourselves and as a public witness.

Because of our concern for prisoners, military service members and civilian workers involved in the United States government’s interrogation practices, the Fayetteville Friends Monthly Meeting has written the following “Minute on Torture”:

“Remember those who are in prison, as though you were in prison with them: those who are being tortured, as though you yourselves were being tortured. (Hebrews 13:3 NRSV)

“Recognizing that of God in every person, we condemn the use of torture for any purpose by any person, group or government. Torture by any means is immoral. It debases the humanity of the tortured, the torturer and those who have knowledge of it.

“For Fayetteville Quaker Meeting, torture is not a distant issue. We are located near a major hub of a growing international torture complex. Hundreds of torture flights have taken off nearby; training for the brutal techniques takes place in the region at secretive military and other facilities. Our public officials have ignored protests.

“The acceptance of torture is making our society an international pariah. We appeal to Friends and others everywhere to take up this concern and follow it through. Let us bear down into the work of bringing this immoral practice into the Light. Let us do all we can to bring about the day when torture is banished from our country and from our planet.”

Fayetteville Friends Meeting
Fayetteville

One Response to “LOTD”


Comment by
NMcV
July 2nd, 2008
at 6:16 pm

Wow…

And here I thought that you’d moved into the Land of Utter Idiots.

There is intelligent life in F’ville.