The sixth congregation joins our efforts to moblize the faith community against torture. Read below about the Sisters of Humility.
Sisters of Humility Display Anti-Torture BannerSubmitted on: 6/09/2008Contact Person: Lisa Bellomy
Sisters of Humility in Davenport
The Congregation of the Humility of Mary (CHM) of Davenport have joined congregations in all 50 states and the District of Columbia in displaying an anti-torture banner during the month of June. The "Banners Across America" initiative, organized by the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT), allows local congregations to participate in a nationwide, interfaith public witness linked to Torture Awareness Month. More than 275 congregations across the country will display large banners with messages like "torture is wrong" and "Torture is a Moral Issue." Many more congregations will incorporate an Interfaith Prayer of Recommitment into worship services during the weekend of June 6-8, seeking to raise awareness of the use of torture and to lift a religious voice of repentance and prophetic witness. Sr. Roberta Brich, President of the CHM community, stated, "Torture is a moral issue. It violates the basic dignity of the human person that all religions, in their highest ideals, hold dear. It degrades everyone involved. By hanging this banner we hope to inspire people to think about and discuss something that many would rather ignore." www.tortureisamoralissue.org