and torture at Princeton calls for a ban on torture.
Can people from differing religious perspectives agree on a common ethic opposing torture? That’s the interesting point raised in coverage of a conference held at Princeton University, January 13-15 to discuss religious response to torture.
At least 35 of the 100 conferees, many from social ethics disciplines in seminaries and universities around the U.S., did agree that torture “contradicts our nation’s most cherished ideals.” They further agreed that torture violates the “basic dignity of the human person that all religions hold dear.”
The event gave birth to a national campaign against torture which seeks 100,000 signatures by the end of 2005.