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NC’s Role in Torture: A Faith Response

March 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The conference will feature both learning and action components. The Rev. Ron Stief, Executive Director of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture will be our keynote speaker. Stief is a national leader and faith strategist on ending CIA torture and ending the torture of solitary confinement in U.S. prisons.

The Rev. Jennifer Copeland will address the biblical case against torture. Witness accounts and the opportunity to experience a virtual solitary confinement will focus upon the consequences of such programs.Speakers will also outline the evidence presented to the NC Commission of Inquiry on Torture (NCCIT) that released its Report on September 27, 2018, which exposed the activities, on behalf of the CIA, of jets based at two NC airports.

Direct action includes the availability of candles bearing the names of each of the 49 who experienced torture in NC jets, postcards to sign for delivery to elected officials, and petitions calling for a governmental investigation into the activities already examined by NCCIT. A sample resolution, as well as a curriculum, will be available.

Check-in will begin at 8:30am, with the program beginning promptly at 9 and ending at noon.

Lunch, as well as childcare by certified workers for those who need it, will be provided to those who register by noon on March 6.

The Board of Church and Society of the NC Conference of the United Methodist Church is a co-sponsor for this event.


March 9, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Western Boulevard Presbyterian Church
4900 Kaplan Drive
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