A blog by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration about justice and peace issues

Folks gathered at 8th Day for Witness Against Torture

 8th Day Center for Justice joins with groups around the globe to mark the 10th anniversary of Guantanamo Bay Prison and the practice of indefinite detention, enhanced interrogation and torture.

We will spend the next nine days leading up to January 11 going to teach-ins, actions, vigils and walks to help raise up the voices of those disappeared by fear, prejudice and the abuse of the law.

Check out the link below to see how you too can “hunger for justice” this next week and support the end of torture!

 

Hungering for Justice

January 2-12, 2012
To mark and mourn ten years of torture, abuse, mistreatment and miscarriage of justice, Witness Against Torture began a liquids-only fast on January 2. We will break the fast the morning of January 12. We fast for ten days to remember ten years of Guantanamo. We fast for the closure of Guantanamo and Bagram and other sites of indefinite detention and abuse. We fast for an end to torture. We fast for the restoration of justice and decency.

We remember those held at Guantanamo, Bagram and other similar prisons around the world – those who have been deprived of food by their captors, and those who have voluntarily deprived themselves of food in protest. We stand in solidarity with them, and our fast is our small piece of understanding. Join Us! Also read Practical Information About Fasting

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Comments on: "Hungering for Justice – 10 Years of Guantanamo" (1)

  1. I am fasting from TV while many are fasting from food during this time. Every time I want to watch TV or movies I shall pray and meditate for peace instead. On Friday night I am going to an event in Chicago and will participate in a reading to be in solidarity with those who unjustly detained and everyone who is tortured. May God help us! Amen.

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