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Analysis of U.S. deportations

Migration Policy Institute examines criminality, origin, of deportees

91% of deportees men in 2003-2013; Mexicans, Central Americans disproportionately targeted. read more »

October 20, 2014

Human Relations Day grant deadline

Applications due Jan. 10 for United Methodist Special Sunday funding

Grants support ministries to non-violent young offenders through education, advocacy or leadership training. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on October 10, 2014

2015 Human Relations Day Grants deadline

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Jan. 10 is the deadline to apply for a Human Relations Day Grant from the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (GBCS). The grants are to support ministries that respond to non-violent young offenders through education, advocacy or leadership training and development. Grant funds are... read more»

October 08, 2014

‘Crime, Punishment & Redemption’

Interfaith special Oct. 5 on CBS TV network

Program shows how faith communities helping persons put lives back together after incarceration. read more »

October 02, 2014

Savings could make communities safer

Reinvest in law enforcement, crime prevention priorities

CBO says Smarter Sentencing Act would reduce federal-prison costs by $4.36 billion over 10 years. read more »

October 02, 2014

Ministry for formerly incarcerated

General Board of Higher Education Emerging Ministry Grants

‘Seeds of Grace’ in West Ohio, ‘Labor for Lancaster (Pa)’ receive $2,500 each for deacons’ programs. read more »

by Nicole Burdakin
on October 02, 2014

Standing our ground

'We are all accountable'

We must demonstrate Christ’s outreaching, redemptive love in responding to senseless, random violence plaguing our society. read more »

by Bishop Peggy Johnson
on September 02, 2014

Northern Illinois Healing Communities training

Neighborhood UMC, Maywood, to host Sept. 27 event

Teaches churches to use existing resources to become ‘Stations of Hope’ for persons affected by criminal-justice system. read more »

August 25, 2014

A summer for smarter sentencing, 2nd chances

Advocate to stop mass incarceration

2 crucial reform measures to reduce sentences in low-level drug cases and aid people coming home from prison still pending. read more »

by Kara Gotsch
on August 15, 2014

Building community

A reflection on John 13:31-35

Community isn’t just a group of individuals gathered in one place, says Ethnic Young Adult Summer Intern. read more »

by Daniel Valentin-Morales
on August 07, 2014

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