Religious Conference on Torture

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Faithful Democrats will be covering the Religious
Conference on Torture live at Mercer University.  A program for the event can be found on the Evangelical
for Human Rights
website and live
streaming
is provided as well.  In addition
to coverage of the conference, Faithful Democrats will be posting columns on
the issues of torture and human rights.


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Find
summaries of sessions below:

 

How We Got Here: How
Torture Entered US Interrogation Policy After 9/11

 

How
the U.S. Military Responded to the Drift Toward Torture

 

What Torture Does to
Human Beings

 

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What the Torture
Debate Reveals about American Christianity

 

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Guantanamo:  An
Assessment and Reflection from Those Who Have Been There

 

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The Religious Roots
of Human Rights

 

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Healing the
(American) Christian Relationship with the Muslim World

 

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Current Legislative
and Policy Efforts Related to Torture

 

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Breaking Free From
Cultural Captivity:  Christian Reflections in Light of Barmen and Abu
Ghraib

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Rachel Johnson

Rachel Johnson is an Associate with the Eleison Group, a consulting firm that specializes in faith-based outreach for Democrats and progressives. She also serves as Programs Director for the American Values Network, a faith-based non-profit advocacy group. Prior to Eleison, Rachel worked as Mississippi field director for Common Good Strategies doing faith outreach for Democratic candidates. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and a MAR in Theology from Yale Divinity School. The daughter of two ministers, Rachel is an active member and deacon in her church in Washington, D.C.


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