NRCAT is making June the month for Banners Across America! We are asking congregations of all sizes, from every state, and all faiths, to join in a public witness against torture by displaying a banner outside their place of worship during Torture Awareness Month (June 2008).
Our goal is to have banners displayed by NRCAT member congregations in all 50 states, DC, and Puerto Rico.
(Update: Note that the map is deceptive– they have a list of 200-ish participating congregations linked from that page).
It’s sad that anyone in this country, in this day and age, needs to launch this sort of project. But I applaud their efforts to remind people of basic human decency. As Fred says, though, why stop there?
“Torture is wrong” is a statement every religious congregation can agree to bear witness to, but it is not exclusively a religious testimony. Next to the banners on every church on Main Street I’d like to see other banners: “Little Anthony’s Pizza says ‘torture is wrong,'” “Prime Cuts Salon says ‘torture is wrong,'” “John’s Tavern says ‘torture is wrong.'”
Can I get a witness?
Torture is wrong. Pass it on.