Supporting the Work of the NC Commission of Inquiry on Torture
Torture is inhumane, immoral, and illegal. As Quakers, we seek a world at peace and believe that the use of torture by the United States has opened the United States to international condemnation and increased the likelihood of war. U.S. policy on torture must be consistent with our nation’s best laws and values, and any use of torture should be condemned by all our citizens and state governments. Charlotte Friends Meeting supports the faithful work of the non-profit organization, NC Commission of Inquiry on Torture, in addressing the role of North Carolina in covert acts of detention and torture following the attacks on 9/11.
This statement was recorded for approval at Charlotte Friends meeting for worship with attention to business on the 5th of March, 2017. Meeting requested that it be forwarded to Piedmont Friends Yearly Meeting for its consideration at Annual Sessions on the 11th of March, 2017.