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Charleston, S.C., shootings deplored

Social-justice agency condemns gun violence, racism

9 victims killed during weekly Bible study at a church whose centuries-long history includes notable civil-rights involvement. read more »

June 29, 2015

‘Interrupting Indifference: Jesus, Justice & Joy’

July 29-Aug. 2 University of Illinois in Chicago

More than 200 United Methodist Women to train in faith-based responses to social-justice issues. read more »

June 29, 2015

Agency deplores shootings, unrelenting racism of killings in Charleston, S.C.

The General Board of Church & Society of The United Methodist Church joins with people of faith everywhere in praying for the victims of the brutal, senseless shootings Wednesday night of nine members of the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. The victims, including the pastor,... read more»

June 18, 2015

‘Tale of 2 States’

Faith leaders launch handgun purchaser licensing campaign

New Johns Hopkins study finds Connecticut law led to 40% decrease in gun homicides. read more »

June 17, 2015

‘Breaking Down the Box’

Free 40-minute documentary on solitary confinement

National Religious Campaign Against Torture releases video in time for Torture Awareness Month viewings. read more »

June 17, 2015

Faith Leaders influencing debate

Drug maximum-minimum sentences under bipartisan scrutiny

Faith community uniquely positioned to provide moral vision needed to address mass incarceration. read more »

by Kara Gotsch
on June 08, 2015

‘A Call to Police Reform & Healing of Communities’

National Council of Churches sets forth 7 steps to reform

Police brutality resulting in major injuries and death taking place so often ‘we can barely keep up with the reports,’ NCC Governing Board says. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on May 15, 2015

Humanize, not demonize

A justice system Mo’ne and Jesus would love

Everyone has sinned, a truth whose ethical impact could transform U.S. criminal-justice system — if we took it seriously. read more »

by Bill Mefford
on May 15, 2015

‘I Wish My Dreams Were in Your Politics’

500 protest at family-detention center in Dilley, Texas

When families fleeing violence or brutal conditions arrive in the U.S., they are placed in detention centers with wretched conditions in remote places. read more »

by Bill Mefford
on May 07, 2015

The ‘pastor on the block’

Gang members, pastors have ‘fruitful time of sharing’ in Baltimore

Following Freddie Gray’s death, Michael Parker returned to the neighborhood where he grew up to find many grieving residents needed an outlet for prayer and a forum to talk. read more »

by Erica Hellerstein
on May 07, 2015

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