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Experiencing Torture

by Michael Ford last modified 12 Jun, 2019 04:56 PM

A national campaign is calling on churches and schools to mark the experiences of torture survivors throughout the world on 26 June.

Redress, a charity that seeks justice and reparation for victims of torture, is encouraging congregations to hold a vigil, lead a sermon, or organising a collection to assist organisations that support torture survivors, to make a difference in their lives and those of their families.

Among the many cases Redress is working on is that of the campaign for the release of Nazanin Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian mother who is in jail in Iran.

As part of the campaign, the charity has prepared a series of materials for use in churches and schools by clergy and laity alike, including a briefing highlighting the experiences of torture survivors, prayers, and a sermon for inspiration if required. These materials can either be used on 26 June itself or on a Sunday either side of the event.

Redress has also created a dedicated website area where those interested can find additional information and request additional materials, such as posters, which will be made available closer to the date.

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