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The founder of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT) , Dr. George Hunsinger, Professor of Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, is the editor of a new book on torture -- Torture is a Moral Issue: Christians, Jews, Muslims, and People of Conscience Speak Out, published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

Twenty four scholars, 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. Writers include: William Cavanaugh, Rabbi Edward Feld, David Gushee, Imam Yahya Hendi, Scott Horton, George Hunsinger, Adm. John Hutson, Dr. Ingrid Mattson, Sister Dianna Ortiz, Rabbi Melissa Weintraub and Carol Wickersham.

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 Christian, Jewish, and Muslim arguments against torture and the final section charts a way forward toward a solution. 

Essays in this book could easily be discussed in adult education classes in many congregations.

You can order a copy on NRCAT's online store for $19.95.

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