The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Would you do it?

Some question if torture is always wrong

If you thought that by torturing one person you could get information that would prevent a terrorist attack, which could kill thousands of people, would you do it?" A member of our food co-op asked me that question the other day as we packed grocery bags.

Recent revelations of cruelty practiced by U.S. personnel against Iraqi prisoners have made torture a topic of conversation worldwide. International agreements concerning torture are back in the news.

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