"We are grateful for those prophetic voices speaking out on this urgent matter, and wish for more."   -- August 2005,  Baltimore Yearly Meeting Minute

Interested in hosting an appearance by John Calvi?

You could host John Calvi with a QUIT update. Please contact him for more information or to make arrangements.

John Calvi - QUIT Update at Friends House in Santa Rosa, California.

Ending Torture and Starting Healing - a radio broadcast on Northern Spirit Radio
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John Calvi was led to found QUIT (Quaker Initiative to End Torture), in part, because of the profound healing work he has done over the decades with victims rape and other sorts of torture, including refugees from Central America. John knows the external facts of torture, including statistics, laws and motivations, but because of his work as a healer, he knows the suffering from the inside as well.

QUIT Conference Archives

Our first conference was June 2-4, 2006 at Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina with 126 people attending from 18 Yearly Meetings in 4 countries.

Jennifer Harbury, international human rights attorney, gave this keynote address on June 2, 2006 for the Quaker Initiative to End Torture at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC.

(Not for children or the faint of heart)

She describes some methods of torture used by the CIA and other groups and outlines international and federal laws regarding torture. She also explains how these methods are ineffective when used in interrogation, and why torture does NOT make the world a safer place.

QUIT 4 conference Ben Lomond CA Oct 2010.
Steering Committee leader Chuck Fager, of The Quaker Initiative to End Torture, introduces Scott Horton.

Scott Horton, human rights activist and columnist for No Comment in Harper's Magazine, lectures on the non-changes on torture policy from Bush to Obama and gives an overview of legal shenanigans.