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Your Excellency:

We, the undersigned, urge you to resign your position on the advisory board of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, formerly known as the School of the Americas.

Father Roy Bourgeois, MM, has done extensive work in researching this institute and its history in teaching torture techniques. He has published some of his findings in his book, Disturbing the Peace.
We urge you to read Father Bourgeois book and to speak with him about this grievous matter.

On December 13th, 2005, His Eminence, Most Revd Renato Cardinal Martino, the president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, made the following statement:

"Torture is the humiliation of a person, whoever that person is. For this reason, the Church does not accept it as valid this means to extract the truth."

The Church must not accept the endeavors of the Institute for Security Cooperation.

The Church in the United States has seen too many scandals in this new century. The worst of them were physical violations of human dignity. Your membership on the advisory board of the aforementioned organization deepens the scandal.

The hierarchys failure to denounce the practice of torture by the current Administration in Washington will be a dark page in the history of the Church.

"Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them." ~ Ephesians 5: 11

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  • 13 August 201445. Molly Graverattorneyatl
    I urge you to stand firm against torture and to support human dignity by denouncing the School of Americas and resigning from its board.
  • 05 July 201444. Christian Kwedemeyerp
    Please do the righteous thing.
  • 16 May 201443. Daith Macl
    "Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body." ~ Hebrew 3: 13.
  • 31 March 201442. Deirdre Macd
    Please do not validate the existence of this evil school!
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  • 16 November 201340. Kevin M
    please resist the idolatory of nationalism and have the courage to follow the basic teachings of the Man you profess to follow.
  • 09 August 201339. Dan D
    Simply appaling.
  • 27 July 201338. Rita C
    This is not a place for the Catholic Church to support
  • 07 July 201337. Barry R
    The School must be closed!
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    Please work to close the School of the Americas
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    shame
  • 24 January 201233. Freddy R
    Father, I urge you to dis-asociate your self from this group and to examine your own conscience. Our christian ethics are on the line here..
  • 22 October 201132. Ed A
    no torture - ever!
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  • 05 March 201128. Frank C
    A bishop on the board of the SOA?! Beautiful. Actually no suprise here, given the Catholic church's compliance/fondness for this country's wars.So, the Bishop is faced with a clear choice here--do what is right, or remain willfully ignorant and spin this
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The Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, D.D., Bishop of Madison

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