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Takeaway Wednesday: Torture Awareness Month

Join Franciscan Mission Service in support for Torture Awareness Month in June!

The National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT) is an inspiring organization of women and men united in faith advocating dignity for all people and an end to torture. Their message is clear:

So, what can YOU do for Torture Awareness Month?

  • Read the NRCAT Fact Sheet
  • Urge your congregation to pray during services for torture survivors and their torturers
  • Organize a vigil or other public event on June 26 to mark UN International Day in Support of Torture Victims, or on another day in June to mark Torture Awareness Month.
  • Watch and share the 11 minute documentary “No Doubt, It Was Torture”, sponsored by NRCAT:

Also, please pray for lay Franciscan missioner Kitzi Hendricks during her ministry at Instituto de Terapia e Investigación (ITEI) in Bolivia. Kitzi accompanies the psychologist to the women’s prison and to home visits, conducting and videotaping interviews with victims of torture as a means to hear and share their stories, creating a database of interview questions, and serving as their photographer.

We prepare and support lay Catholics for two-year international, one-year domestic and 1-2 week short-term mission service opportunities in solidarity with impoverished and marginalized communities across the globe.

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