What to Do
Taking Action - What You Can Do:
1. Support our International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS):
a) Formally endorse the Tribunal and its Aims, and add your name and that of your organization to our List of Sponsors.
b) Write to your government and ask that they support the ITCCS and its investigation into crimes by churches and governments.
c) Organize a local forum in your community where survivors of church torture and other crimes can document their evidence, which will then be recorded into the Proceedings of the ITCCS.
2. Help us to research and document the evidence of crimes by church and state:
a) Interview survivors of these crimes in your community, record their stories, and help create local video libraries containing this evidence.
b) Research local archives and government and church records for the evidence of crimes in their facilities.
c) Organize academic and public conferences on the theme of crimes against humanity by churches and governments.
3. Educate Yourself and Others:
a) Order and distribute our book Hidden No Longer: Genocide in Canada, Past and Present, which can be downloaded free of charge and our film UNREPENTANT . Offer these resources to libraries, colleges and the media in your community.
b) Hold a public screening of UNREPENTANT in your community and invite Kevin Annett to come and speak at the event.
c) Order educational material and leaflets from our Tribunal (Education Kit No. 1) and distribute them outside Catholic and Protestant churches responsible for crimes.
4.Take Direct Action:
a) Hold protests, memorial vigils and civil disobedience actions at churches and government facilities where children and others were harmed or died, demanding to know where the deceased children are buried, and calling for their return to their families for a proper burial, and for a surrender of those persons responsible for their deaths.
b) Publicly identify and perform citizens’ arrests on those persons responsible for these crimes .
c) Create common law courts of justice where the perpetrators of murder and other crimes can be tried and sentenced.
5. Refuse to Cooperate with Murderous Institutions:
a) Boycott the churches that harmed or killed children – Refuse to attend their services or rent their facilities, or if you do attend, withhold from them all donations, tithing and bequests. (See the sample Declaration of Conscience form below)
b) Withhold all tax payments to those governments that colluded and continue to help conceal these crimes..
c) Write to your government and demand that the charitable tax-exempt status of the churches that harmed or killed children and others be revoked.
6. Send us a donation, which will be used to produce our books and film and fund our research and travel costs:
To send donations, contact the ITCCS at: genocidetribunal at yahoo.ca for information.
Sample Pledge of Conscience Form to deposit at a Catholic, Protestant or other church that harmed or killed children:
Pledge of Conscience
I, the undersigned, cannot in good conscience contribute money to this church until it returns the remains of the children who died under its care and fully discloses their fate and cause of death.
Until this occurs, I am refraining from financially supporting this church. I will not make any form of donation or pledge to this church, nor will I rent your facilities. I will urge others to conduct a similar boycott of your institution.
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