Friday, June 7, 2013, 7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday, June 7: Film and Discussion on Ending Torture
June has been designated each year by the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT) as "Torture Awareness Month".
The U.S. Bishops has spoken out clearly on this topic, as witnessed by the materials at
Truly, torture is a moral issue. "Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you." Luke's Gospel reminds Christians of every century that Jesus taught his followers to love their enemies (Lk 6:27). In every century, however, this has seemed, for reasons unique to the times, a very difficult teaching to follow.
But how do you respond to people you meet who say that “enhanced interrogation techniques” may be distasteful but are regrettably necessary, and cite the recent movie "Zero Dark Thirty" to claim that that is how we found Osama bin Laden?
On Friday, June 7, this and related questions will be addressed by showing a short (20-minute) film followed by an open discussion. The title of the film -- "Ending U.S.-Sponsored Torture Forever" -- leaves no doubt about the conclusions of its makers: Torture is immoral, illegal, ineffective, and never justified. Whether you disagree, agree in part, or agree completely, come and be part of a discussion on a major moral issue of our time. And learn some simple but effective things that you can do about ending U.S.-sponsored torture. Forever!
When: Friday, June 07 2013, 07:30 PM - - 09:00PM
Where: Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, 505 East Charleston Road, Palo Alto, CA 94306
This event is supported by our parish Human Concerns Committee, and the Multifaith Voices for Peace and Justice, of which our parish is a member.