In this hard-hitting volume two dozen scholars, activists, military officers, and religious leaders call for an immediate end to the practice of torture, paying particular attention to its use in the American war on terror.
Torture Is a Moral Issue begins with background material, including vivid firsthand accounts from a torture survivor and a former U.S. interrogator in Iraq. The heart of the book contains respectively Christian, Jewish, and Muslim arguments against torture, and the final part charts a way forward toward a solution, offering much principled yet practical advice. Included as an afterword is an interview with Darius Rejali, one of the world's foremost experts on torture and democracy.
Taha Jabir Alalwani William T. Cavanaugh John Conroy Edward Feld David P. Gushee Yahya Hendi Scott Horton George Hunsinger Adm. John Hutson Tony Lagouranis Ellen Lippman Ingrid Mattson Ann Elizabeth Mayer Marilyn McEntyre Gen. Richard M. O'Meara Dianna Ortiz Darius Rejali Louise Richardson Kenneth Roth Fleming Rutledge Melissa Weintraub Carol Wickersham
George Hunsinger is McCord Professor of SystematicTheology at Princeton Theological Seminary and therecipient of the 2010 Karl Barth Prize from the Union ofEvangelical Churches in Germany.
Daniel Berrigan, — poet, priest, peace activist, author "This volume refuses to enter the sordid semantic debate over torture. Instead it summons the moral weight of religion and ethical understanding to condemn and call a halt to torture, to summon neglected resources and alternative behavior. A hard book, but desperately needed."
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