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National Week of Engagement launched

Campus, community groups around U.S. educating about institutions’ complicity in prison industrial complex. read more »

April 24, 2015

Iowa faith leaders call for sentencing reform

"Our ministries call us to comfort and serve those harmed by crime, support accountability, rehabilitation, and restoration for those who offend and counsel families experiencing the painful outcomes of crime. From this vantage point, we have come to recognize the need for fundamental changes to the nation’s justice... read more »

Posted by Kara Gotsch on April 20, 2015

Important dates to circle

April promises to be a busy month

April 14 national call to abolish the death penalty; April 30 Twitter chat on mass incarceration. read more »

by Bill Mefford
on April 13, 2015

Ecumenical Advocacy Days ask

Visits to Capitol Hill, Monday, April 20

Lobby day visits will ask for reform of federal criminal-justice and immigrant-detention policies. read more »

April 13, 2015

You can make a difference

Prevent gun violence

Can United Methodists do something to prevent gun violence? YES! read more »

by Bill Mefford
on April 02, 2015

Christian Unity Gathering, May 7-9

2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Leymah Gbowee to speak

National Council of Churches to celebrate ecumenism, continue work on mass incarceration crisis. read more »

April 02, 2015

Congressional symposium on criminal-justice reform

United Methodist social-justice agency’s Walker to make introductory remarks

Cong. Davis, Trulear will kick off Exodus Foundation March 26 event targeting mass incarceration, racial disparities and recidivism. read more »

March 25, 2015

Civil-rights story is not complete

'Vital Conversations' addresses mass incarceration

‘We still judge individuals more on color of their skin than by content of their character.’ read more »

by Barbara Michelman
on March 25, 2015

TAKE ACTION: Call Senators, Support Justice for Victims of Trafficking

Urge your Senators: Find a Bipartisan Solution for S. 178, Justice for Victims of Trafficking Your voice needs to be heard. Make sure the Senate finds a bipartisan solution to take action to End Modern Slavery! Call 1-888-427-0484 We need a bipartisan solution to advance the fight to end... read more »

Posted by Susan Burton on March 19, 2015

$120,000 in grants approved

Henry-Crowe identifies 5 challenges to denomination

Board addresses Native American issues, gender-based violence, United Methodist Building history, report on Social Principles consultations. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on March 16, 2015

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