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Condemn prolonged solitary confinement

Open letter to California governor supports prisoners’ hunger strike

800 clergy, religious leaders sign letter, more signatures accepted through Aug. 1. read more »

July 18, 2013

‘Expeditiously’ close Guantanamo

Religious leaders call on president, Congress to shut detention center

President Obama announces recommitment to end keeping prisons in perpetuity in ‘no man’s land. read more »

May 15, 2013

‘Fact not Fiction’

'Zero Dark 30’ inaccurately portrays torture

National Religious Campaign Against Torture video produced to end U.S.-sponsored forever. read more »

February 19, 2013

U.S. solitary confinement assessment welcomed

Called ‘critical step’ in working to end torture in U.S. prisons

National Institute of Corrections to conduct first-ever comprehensive and independent review. read more »

February 08, 2013

Shut Guantanamo detention camp

Faith, human-rights groups rally in front of U.S. Supreme Court

Demonstrators charge 11-year-old facility has become a symbol of U.S.-sponsored torture policies and human-rights violations. read more »

by Michelle Whitaker
on January 18, 2013

Torture does not work

I am grateful to Rich Killmer and the National Religious Campaign Against Torture for bringing us together today, the 11th anniversary of the day the first detainees were imprisoned at the detention center at Guantanamo Bay. This occasion provides us an opportunity as a nation to reflect on our government... read more »

Posted by Jim Winkler, General Secretary on January 11, 2013

A reflection on Human Rights Day

"Any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or a confession, punishing him for an act he or a third person has committed or is suspected of having... read more »

Posted by Paz Artaza-Regan, National Religious Campaign Against Torture on December 05, 2012

Human Rights Day Dec. 10

Shining a light on torture

National Religious Campaign Against Torture has materials to help faith communities mark observance. read more »

November 02, 2012

Abolition of Torture

Torture in any form, whether psychological or physical, is dehumanizing to the victim and to the perpetrator. For the victim, the mental and physical scars can last a lifetime. The psychological effects can include insomnia, nightmares, memory loss, depression and post traumatic stress disorder. For the perpetrator, there is a... Read More

“Solitary confinement dehumanizes us all”

Anthony Graves spent 18 years incarcerated and in solitary confinement before he was exonerated for a crime he did not committ. Graves testified yesterday at a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights chaired by U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL). As... read more »

Posted by Nathan Hollifield on June 20, 2012

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