Torture is a Moral Issue Conference: June 26-27 in Palo Alto

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Join us in marking the 22nd Anniversary of the UN Convention Against Torture!

[; Torture is a Moral Issue Panel:] Friday, June 26, 7:30pm
First Presbyterian Church, 1140 Cowper, Palo Alto
Ray McGovern, former CIA analyst now with Church of the Savior in Washington, D.C.;
Jean Maria Arrigo, social psychologist working to deter use of torture;
Rev. Ben Daniel, pastor and writer of faith-based social and political commentary; with
David DeCosse, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, moderating; and
John Crigler performing his composition, "Lament of an Army Interrogator."
PLUS SPECIAL GUEST Terrence Karney, former Army Interrogator and Trainer.

[; Torture is a Moral Issue Conference:] Saturday, June 27, 9am-5pm
First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton, Palo Alto
Rev. Carol Wickersham, founder of No2Torture & on the board of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture;
Terrence Karney, former Army Interrogator and Trainer;
Janet Alexander, Stanford Law School Professor and expert in international and national security and terrorism;
Center for Survivors of Torture Speaker;
Banafsheh Akhlaghi, Amnesty International-USA Western Regional Director;
more time with Friday panelists;
plus workshops, multifaith worship & opportunities for action.

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Suggested donation for Friday panel $5-15; for Saturday conference $20-$40. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Register for Saturday conference by [;clicking here]. Registration is not required by very helpful!

Torture is a Moral Issue Panel and Conference are sponsored by the Council of Churches of Santa Clara County, the [; National Religious Campaign Against Torture], [; No2Torture], the Bay Area Religious Campaign Against Torture, [; Peninsula Peace and Justice Center], [; Network for Spiritual Progressives], [; California Council of Churches], Calvary Presbyterian Church in San Francisco, and [;].

Cosponsors: Multifaith Voices for Peace & Justice, Center for Survivors of Torture of Asian Americans for Community Involvement, Amnesty International Western Region, American Muslim Voice, San Jose Peace and Justice Center, Declaration of Peace-San Mateo County, Los Altos Voices for Peace, Action Council Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, Pace e Bene, St. Thomas Aquinas Human Concerns Committee, Catholic Community at Stanford, Pax Christi at Stanford, Center for Spiritual Enlightenment, Code Pink & Global Exchange.