Justice Matters

Interfaith coalition urges transformational change to U.S. criminal justice system

The Interfaith criminal Justice Coalition has sent a letter to Congress urging transformational reform to the criminal justice system. The coalition outlines three key reforms: Fixing the Federal Bureau of Prisons Crisis, Establishing Trust Between Law Enforcement and Communities of Color, and Investing in Human Potential to Ensure Public Safety. ​... read more»

Posted by Kara Gotsch on March 04, 2015

TAKE ACTION: Save Kelly Gissendaner’s Life

United Methodists believe in restorative justice United Methodists have advocated against capital punishment since 1956. And sadly, we still have capital punishment in place in far too many places in the world — including Georgia, where United Methodists and all people of faith have been working to stop the execution... read more»

Posted by Bill Mefford on March 04, 2015

Lent — A time to set the prisoners free

As we are now in a time of Lent leading us to Easter Sunday it is right for us to reflect not only on Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection, but his life and ministry as well. As we do, we recall that Jesus’ ministry began with the powerful words... read more»

Posted by Bill Mefford on March 02, 2015

Build your library during Women’s History Month with ‘Sitti’s Secrets’

Women’s History Month (March) is a reminder that we should celebrate the historical work and struggles of women throughout the year. The images that surround us — television shows, magazines, Facebook friends and posts, teachers, preachers and other community leaders — shape how we see and who we... read more»

Posted by Tura Foster Gillespie on March 02, 2015

Build your library with ‘triumphant book’

Eloise Greenfield is an award-winning poet and author of more than 40 children’s books. She was born in California, but grew up in Washington, D.C., and has lived there since. Greenfield After years of submitting poetry, Greenfield’s first published poem was in the Hartford Times in 1962.... read more»

Posted by Tura Foster Gillespie on February 23, 2015

Build your library with an icon of hope

Black History Month (February) is an invitation to recognize the human dignity of and celebrate the contributions of African Americans and people of the African diaspora. The images that surround us — television shows, magazines, Facebook friends and posts, teachers, preachers and other community leaders — shape how we see... read more»

Posted by Tura Foster Gillespie on February 16, 2015

Build your library: Children’s books teach black history all year

Black History Month is an invitation to recognize the human dignity of and celebrate the contributions of African Americans and people of the African diaspora. The images that surround us — television shows, magazines, Facebook friends and posts, teachers, preachers and other community leaders — shape how we see and... read more»

Posted by Tura Foster Gillespie on February 06, 2015

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