PIN fully supports the UUA "2010 Statement of Conscience:"
"We believe all people share a moral responsibility to create peace. Mindful of both our rich heritage and our past failures to prevent war, and enriched by our present diversity of experience and perspective, we commit ourselves to a radically inclusive and transformative approach to peace." (www.uua.org/socialjustice/socialjustice/statements/13394.shtml
)Community and Interfaith partners include:
- Advocates for Survivors of Torture and Trauma Alliance for Justice;
- Amnesty International #159;
- Campaign for Innocent Victims of Conflict;
- Coalition for Justice and Accountability;
- Common Cause;
- DC Anti-War Network;
- Institute for Policy Studies;
- The National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT) and the Washington Region Religious Campaign Against Torture (WRRCAT);
- Northern Virginians for Peace and Justice (NVPJ);
- Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church;
- Pax Christi, D.C.;
- Psychologists for Social Responsibility;
- Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition (TASSC).Fall 2010-Summer 2011 Calendar
- Sunday, October 17, 10:30-11:10: Issues Forum on Current Status of Efforts to Abolish Torture.
- Saturday, April 16, 2011: Second Annual Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition, International (TASSC) Fundraiser.
- January 2011: Witness Against Torture.
- June, 2011: Share-the-Plate month on behalf of TASSCPIN Objectives
- Advocate for Torture is Wrong” – sign outside UUCA.
- Read / enact Patricia Davis’ play “Alternative Methods” - which explores the involvement of psychologists.
- Request that the UUCA join NRCAT as a participating member – Participating members:
o Are religious organizations;
o Support and endorsement of the NRCAT’s Statement of Conscience, “Torture is a Moral Issue;"
o Agree to support and use NRCAT programs;
o Name a representative to the Participating Members’ Council.
o Make an annual financial contribution to NRCAT.
- Join the Washington Region Religious Campaign Against Torture (WRRCAT) (an invitational letter and application form are accessible on the WRRCAT web site).
- Work with V.O.I.C.E., Global Justice, Partners for Accompaniers in Guatemala (PAG) and other groups within UUCA on peace-related issues.
- Develop support for an electronic counter displaying the cost of war (National Priorities Project).
- Hold “write here, right now” letters to legislators and meet with them re: peace-related issues.Contact: Moya Atkinson, Chair,+1 (703) 941-3707, email@example.com.