Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

Representing Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers, Maryknoll Sisters, and Maryknoll Lay Missioners
  • Sri Lanka children - Jim Stipe
  • Golden calf on Wall Street
  • Seedbag
  • Altar in Palestine - R Rodrick Beiler
  • corn bags

Witness Against Torture annual fast

Monday, January 5, 2015 - 00:30 to Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 00:30

Learn more at the Witness Against Torture website.

Join the Witness Against Torture community as we gather in Washington, D.C. to remember the opening of the prison camp in Guantánamo. This January 11, 2015, marks the beginning of 14 years of torture and indefinite detention. Right now, 136 men remain, half of whom have been cleared for release but remain held without charge or trial. The administration will not disclose how many of them continue to hunger strike and how many are force-fed.

We celebrate the freedom of those recently released. Yet, we must continue to pressure the Obama administration to fulfill its promise to finally shut down the prison and charge or release all those detained.

We invite you to come to D.C. as our community gathers from Monday, January 5 until Tuesday January 13, to fast in solidarity with the men at Guantánamo, especially those who remain on hunger strike, and to use our creative energy to encourage citizens and government officials in Washington, D.C. to see the humanity of the men in Guantánamo and call for the closure of the prison.

We will continue to struggle until all those unjustly detained are free.

Washington, D.C.