Who We Are
Since 1995, an average of 80 different members of our christian society has maintained a private correspondence with death row prisoners in the US, mainly from Texas.
Christians of all denominations working together
From the outset, ACAT chose to work on an ecumenical basis, bringing together Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox and other Christians. It is independent of the Churches' institutional structures and of all political, ideological and economic groups.
Working in a Christian perspective, ACAT believes that prayer is central to its action.
Types Of Activity
Ever since it was founded, in 1974, ACAT (Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture) has campaigned on behalf of people who are tortured, detained in inhuman conditions, sentenced to death or "disappeared", whatever their origins, political opinions or religious beliefs.
Pen-pal program to 10 US States curently. Prayin for more openings from the Lord.
Our magazine (newsletter)monthly magazine "Le Courrier de l'ACAT" in French only.
FIACAT's quarterly liaison bulletin, 6 pages. Available in French, English and Spanish.
Books we have publishedHope in the darkest night, 2001. Available in English, French, German and Italian.
Christians against the death penalty, 2004. Available in English and French.
We would appreciate very much if you could help us to extend our penpal program to any of the following states : Ohio, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississipi, Idaho, Arkansas, Arizona.
Thank you with anticipation