Torture

Jesus taught: "For nothing is hidden that will not be disclosed, nor is anything secret that will not become known and come to light" (Luke 8:17). In other words: the truth will come out.
Shane Claiborne 4-21-2009

"Good" Friday was real good this year. We remembered Jesus, and we remembered Jesus disguised in the "least of these" -- those who continue to be tortured, spit on, slapped, insulted, misunderstood

There is much to be disturbed about in the recent revelation of the Bush administration torture memos.
Cesar Baldelomar 3-26-2009
The University of Notre Dame recently announced that President Barack Obama will be its spring commencement speaker and that he will also be receiving an honorary doctorate of laws degree.
Aaron Taylor 3-06-2009

On the first day of the Obama administration, our newly elected president signed the order to close down Guatanamo. Scores of human rights advocates were in ecstasy. For those of us committed to peace and social justice, the words Guatanamo and Abu Ghraib invoke images of shock and horror. How could we as a nation have stooped so low? Where was the outcry from the Body of Christ?

Jim Wallis 2-25-2009
This wasn't really a budget speech, or even a State of the Union. It was a call to rebuild a country -- from its infrastructure, to its economy, to its values.
Kaitlin Barker 2-25-2009
I recently heard a voice from Darfur. She sat on a stage in front of me, not on the pages of the newspaper, and Darfur's resilient voice said, "The crisis has turned our lives upside down."

Each time I write about the Middle East, I feel compelled to repeat three concepts.

Seth Naicker 2-13-2009
Feb. 11, 1990, marked the wondrous day that Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was released from prison.

We at Sojourners continue to be deeply concerned for the safety and well-being of Philip Rizk, who was arrested and detained by Egyptian secret police Friday evening following a rally north of Cairo in support of the people of Gaza.

Ben White 2-09-2009
My dear friend Philip Rizk was kidnapped on Friday night by Egyptian secret police.
Richard Killmer 2-02-2009
I'm grateful for President Obama's swift action to halt the use of torture by signing an executive order that requires the CIA to comply with the Army Field Manual, closes secret prisons, ends rend
Jim Wallis 1-27-2009
Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, graced the front pages of many newspapers across the country last Friday.
Seth Naicker 1-26-2009
For millions in the U.S.A.
David P. Gushee 1-23-2009
It is still hard to believe that the hopes we have nurtured in the Christian anti-torture movement would come to fruition -- and so early, and so comprehensively, as they did with President Obama's
Charles Gutenson 1-23-2009

In this land that has inherited through our forebears the noblest understandings of the rule of law, our government has deliberately chosen the way of barbarism ...

This kind of feels close to an exercise in I-told-you-so, but for all the folks who assert that voting is a hopelessly corrupted exercise in irredeemable empire, consider as an indicator the testim

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