One of the ugly realities in the world today is the use of torture by various regimes. The National Religious Committee Against Torture (NRCAT) asks congregations of all faiths to take time in June each year to study this moral issue. The Adventist Peace Fellowship is a network of Seventh-day Adventist pastors and laity who believe that Adventist heritage brings a particular perspective to this issue and supports the idea that Adventist churches should join in the educational activities.
Many Americans may believe that this is strictly an issue in other nations, but it has also become an issue in the U.S. There is public discussion of where the line is between torture and other techniques. The Adventist Church has long proclaimed that "vigilance is the price of religious liberty" and all human rights.
The Adventist Peace Fellowship has taken a moral stand against indefinite detention and prolonged solitary confinement as inhumane. Members have concerns about voices that advocate that torture is necessary under certain conditions and the bigotry against certain religions that have been found in recent surveys of the general public.
If your Sabbath School class, youth group, small group or congregation would like to discuss these issues during the month of June as part of the Torture Awareness Month, resources are available at
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