A Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest
Statement of Legislative Policy: Believing in the presence of the Light in each person, Friends are compelled to uphold the sanctity of the individual... We expect our government to uphold the rights and liberty of each person, as identified in the Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We expect law enforcers to adhere to the highest standards of civil liberties and due process.
National Religious Campaign Against Torture
The National Religious Campaign Against Torture mobilizes people of faith to end torture in U.S. policy, practice and culture. It works to: ensure that U.S.-sponsored torture of detainees never happens again; end the use of torture in U.S. prisons and detention facilities, in particular the use of prolonged solitary confinement; promote U.S. policies that enable other countries to end their torture practices and advocate for an end of U.S. support (direct or indirect) of any country that engages in torture; and end the bigotry and hatred that promotes the practice and acceptance of torture against religiously, ethnically, and other targeted groups.
Letters & Statements
As the nation’s most visible and painful symbol of torture and indefinite detention, Guantanamo Bay is a constant reminder of a deep moral wound that will heal only when it is permanently closed.