Witness Against Torture:Fast for Justice

Witness Against Torture: Fast for Justice

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 to Thursday, January 12, 2017
Ohio to Washington, DC

Go to Washington, DC to witness against torture and call for the closure of the Guantanamo Bay prison and an end to Islamophobia or you can write your representatives from home and pray for those in the Capitol.

We will participate in a liquid fast (as able) and join in direct actions, vigils and educational sessions around the topics of anti-militarism, nonviolence, anti-racism, anti-Islamophobia, and more.

Contact: Chrissy@irtfcleveland.org if you are coming to Washington D.C. for housing or to let her know you are fasting.

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In reading  Guantanamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi, edited by Larry Siems we are overwhelmed by the inhumanity of our soldiers in their treatment of the detainees. It goes against every value that we have been raised to believe as American values of fair treatment of all.

To maintain our humanity we must protest torture and the imprisonment of people without fair hearings in  our names.  To maintain our humanity we must protest the killing of people in our names through the death penalty.

So let us join our brothers and sisters in Washington D.C. in spirit, and if possible with our presence. We can write letters or emails to our congressional leaders, and to the president, and the president elect, and let our voices be heard. We can fast during this time. Drink liquids, eat simpler, but let us pray, and look within ourselves and move out in protest to bring life to the those at Guantanamo and to eliminate the death penalty.  Let us walk the seamless thread of life. Deo Gratias! Thanks be to God!

Fr. River Damien Sims, sfw

Franciscans Against the Death Penalty

franciscangsagainstdeathpenalty@gmail.com

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