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Presumed guilty

The immorality of our current pretrial justice system

Tens of thousands of U.S. citizens are detained in jails without ever having a trial because they do not have money to post bond. read more »

by Doug Walker
on January 26, 2015

Ecumenical Advocacy Days to break chains, April 17-20

Panel will feature people working on the frontlines for change

13th annual event will offer prayer, worship, advocacy training, networking and mobilization on ‘Mass Incarceration & Systems of Exploitation.’ read more »

by Carol Fouke-Mpoyo, Church World Service
on January 26, 2015

Presumed guilty: The immorality of our current pretrial justice system

Does our current pretrial system reflect the ethics and values upon which our legal system of justice is supposedly based? For people of faith and goodwill, the answer is no. For me, personally, the story of my brother’s arrest provided a clear example of how current pretrial practices... read more »

Posted by Doug Walker on January 22, 2015

NYC Board of Correction applauded

Unanimously votes to limit solitary confinement

National interfaith human rights organization praises decision to limit use with persons 21 and younger. read more »

January 16, 2015

‘No Sanctuary’

Film focuses on big business and family detention

New documentary will be shown Jan. 14, 15 at Church Center of U.N. read more »

January 09, 2015

Cries of the wounded

Commentary by president of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Radical empathy requires temporarily suspending your own interests and judgments to understand and learn from the other. read more »

by Lallene Rector
on December 18, 2014

Christ’s vitally important call to love

Human Relations Day is Jan. 18

United Methodist Special Sunday emphasizes importance to include all of God’s children in circle of God’s love. read more »

by Bishop Peggy Johnson
on December 18, 2014

What is Church’s witness?

After grand jury rulings not to indict police for killing unarmed black males

Since grand jury decisions, United Methodists have held prayer gatherings and joined in protests. read more »

by Heather Hahn
on December 12, 2014

Human Relations Day leaders’ kit available

United Methodist Special Sunday Jan. 18

Free downloadable resource includes worship materials, podcasts, infographic, eBook detailing 18 ways to promote Special Sunday. read more »

December 12, 2014

A national crisis

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary faculty issue statement

‘Faith matters, truth matters, justice matters, and we know that black life matters,’ faculty emphasize. read more »

December 12, 2014

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