Guantanamo Bay is a symbol of our nation’s use of torture. Closing the detention facility at Guantanamo is one of the steps needed to end U.S.-sponsored torture forever.
It isn't too early to start planning for January 2012.
National Day of Action
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In January 2011, congregations and organizations marked Guantanamo’s 9th anniversary. Events included:
This issue is so important, and the prison at Guantanamo so symbolic of torture, that more than 40 heads of faith groups, religious institutions and other senior religious leaders sent a letter to all Members of Congress encouraging them to do everything in their power to close Guantanamo.
In January 2010, op-eds by faith leaders, in response to the 8th anniversary of the U.S. government transporting its first prisoners from Afghanistan to the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, appeared in several newspapers across the country. With press coverage of the Guantanamo detention center and U.S.-sponsored torture, you can further the public conversation with a letter to the editor.