Religious Groups Protest U.S. Torture Tactics

June 12, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Associated Press/Beliefnet

About 300 houses of worship are displaying anti-torture banners this month in an initiative by the National Religious Campaign Against Torture.

Most of the banners are a stark black-and-white and read, "Torture is Wrong" or "Torture is a Moral Issue." Congregations participating in the month-long campaign include Methodists, Presbyterians, Jews, Muslims, Episcopalians, Lutherans, Quakers and Roman Catholics.

The anti-torture group is lobbying for a congressional investigation of U.S. treatment of suspects and prisoners since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.