Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Stopping torture

Pax Christi has a campaign to convince our government to stop using torture.
We join with the U.S. Catholic Bishops Conference, the National Council of Churches and the National Religious Campaign Against Torture in saying that torture debases the torturer and tortured alike, and denies the preciousness of life "and the dignity of every human being."

The group quotes our late Pope, John Paul II:
"The thought of Jesus being stripped, beaten and derided until his final agony on the cross should always prompt a Christian to protest against similar treatment of their fellow beings. Of their own accord, disciples of Christ will reject torture, which nothing can justify, which causes humiliation and suffering to the victim and degrades the tormentor."

To get involved, go here.