Considering how long certain people of faith have been working in the area of accompanying survivors of torture, I was surprised at your choice of guest. When survivors are brave enough to share their stories, hearing them is an experience one never forgets. This program was an opportunity for this type of transformative experience.
I suggest you consider learning about Claude-Marie Barbour who has been teaching seminarians at CTU how to accompany survivors of torture. These classes are graced by visits from actual survivors. Claude-Marie is herself a survivor.
Another person to consider is Dr. Mary Fabri, Senior Director, Torture Treatment Services and International Training at the Kovler Center.
Perhaps if people of good will were more exposed to the destructive personal consequences of trauma on the rest of a person's life, they would be more motivated to clearly end our nation's involvement in torture. Your program affords such an opportunity.
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