NRCAT: Advent Resource on Torture

The National Religious Campaign Against Torture has created the following resource on torture for the Advent season:

http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=dm4a6FwLs%2FXfsiU...

With sections for all four Sundays in Advent, as well as Christmas Eve, the new resource provides commentary on the scriptures and sermon notes that help connect the scriptures with today's national dialogue on the use of torture. With an introduction and a bibliography, the 15-page document combines scholarly research and exegesis of the lectionary readings with a conversational tone that makes it easy to build upon the ideas in developing your own sermons.

We have included excerpts from the text at the end of this message.

We encourage:

* clergy to use this resource as you prepare your sermons for Advent.
* lay leaders to bring this resource to the attention of your clergy.
* denominational offices to find creative ways to make the resource available to the clergy within your denomination.
* ecumenical agencies to alert your member denominations and congregations to the availability of this resource.

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