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"Organic Matter," a poem by Anna George Meek, donated to CVT's "It Starts With Hope" project. Thank you, Anna, for sharing your message of hope with us.
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Organic Matter By Anna George Meek “There is no sense in regarding matter and field as two qualities quite different from each other…What impresses our senses as matter is really a great concentration of energy into a comparatively small space.” ~Albert Einstein & Leopold Infeld, The Evolution of Physics Skin from electrons, bone from loneliness. Compassionate, the city argues itself kinetic. This night, the inner organs nestle, and glisten...
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As the crisis for Syrians worsens, U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Amy Klobuchar led the effort to send a letter to President Obama, calling for significantly increased resettlement of Syrian refugees into the United States. Fourteen senators signed the letter, which notes that more than half of Syria’s 23 million people have had to flee their homes, with nearly 4 million registered as refugees. According to the letter, however, the U.S. has accepted only about 700 refugees since the Syrian conflict started.
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A poem of hope by Ted Bowman, donated to CVT's "It Starts With Hope" project. Thank you, Ted, for sharing your message of hope.
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Male Tears By Ted Bowman Tears well up and seek surface drainage. Blocked by poor priming, Clogged pipes, Inexperience, Rocky soil, They reluctantly return to their storage place To await a plumber … or a handyman. This poem originally appeared in The Journal of Pastoral Care and Crossroads: Stories at the Intersections (Moravian Church Publications). Reprinted with the author’s permission.
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It's our 30th birthday today! Take a look back at our key milestones and then share with us what hope means to you.
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“’Torture rehabilitation’” is not a phrase in most people’s vernacular. Yet, it is the core of our purpose at The Center for Victims of Torture. For 30 years, we have worked to address the mental and physical effects of torture and trauma on people around the world. We do this work because we believe in the potential of individuals, their families, and their communities to recover and rebuild their lives.” Read our colleague Kristi Rendahl’s article for the Leadership, Management, and Governance Project. You can learn more about our PATH project at http://www.cvt.org/partners-trauma-healing.
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In honor of National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, we’ve posted “Ahmad’s” story on our blog. Read how this 11-year-old Syrian boy learned to manage his anger and cope with his experiences through a joint counseling-physical therapy group.
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Today is Give Local America – a day to empower individuals to give back to their local communities. While we work internationally, we also have a strong local presence with our St. Paul Healing Center and training and research projects. Join us in celebrating our local community by reading about our work in Minnesota. http://www.cvt.org/where-we-work/minnesota
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CVT volunteers make the world a more beautiful place! A special thank you to Brian Anderson and Steve Ruce from Heliotrope Garden Design who worked on the gardens today at CVT’s St. Paul healing center. Their donations of time, creativity, materials and hard work are truly amazing. The garden has been a place of peace and joy for CVT clients and staff for many years. Thank you so very much.
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Tune in tonight to FRONTLINE's "Secrets, Politics & Torture." Veteran filmmaker Michael Kirk tells the dramatic story of the fight over the CIA's controversial interrogation methods, widely criticized as torture. Based on recently declassified documents and interviews with key political leaders and CIA insiders, the film investigates what the CIA did -- and whether it worked.
The secret history of the fight over the CIA’s controversial interrogation methods, widely criticized as torture.
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Chao Lee from the office of U.S. Representative Betty McCollum, presented Pete Dross, director of external relations, with a statement entered into the Congressional Record honoring CVT’s 30th anniversary. CVT’s headquarters and St. Paul Healing Center are both within Representative McCollum’s district.
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Check out our latest eNews! You can stay connected with us by signing up for these regular updates at www.cvt.org/EmailSignup.
CVT eNews—May Edition. Alison Beckman. Training Asylum and Refugee Officers. Asylum and refugee officers are making decisions that can have serious consequences. The training CVT provides helps them understand what torture survivors have experienced so that the officers, in turn, ...
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Join other human rights activists today in the National Call-In Day to Investigate Torture. Call the Justice Department and ask them to read the full Torture Report issued by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and re-open the criminal investigation into CIA torture. You can reach the Department of Justice at 202-353-1555. If you call, please leave a comment here. Thank you for your support.
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The Center for Victims of Torture (CVT) exists to heal the wounds of torture and war on individuals, their families and their communities, and to stop its practice.
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The Center for Victims of Torture works toward a future in which torture ceases to exist and its victims have hope for a new life. We are an international nonprofit dedicated to healing survivors of torture and violent conflict. We provide direct care for those who have been tortured, train partners around the world who can prevent and treat torture, and advocate for human rights and an end to torture.

At the Center for Victims of Torture, we are forging new ways to advance human rights and build a future free from torture. Through research, training, advocacy and our healing services for survivors, each initiative we undertake plays a role in building a larger vision for the torture rehabilitation movement. We provide a bridge between torture victims, the local community and society as a whole, working to restore the dignity of the human spirit one survivor at a time.