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Call Attorney General Holder and Tell Him No More Solitary Confinement!

We have supermax prisons that are not filled. Why are we building more? Sure beats the heck out of me! Unbelievably, the federal government is planning to expand its supermax prison beds at a time when there is no need for more beds, and when the nation is waking up... read more »

Posted by Bill Mefford on June 25, 2014

Human Relations Day

United Methodist Special Sunday Jan. 19

Celebrated the Sunday before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday observance to encourage social justice, work with at-risk youths. read more »

December 19, 2013

Congress August recess begins

Opportunity to discuss issues at home

Poverty, maternal health, food assistance, God’s creation, health care, immigration, gun violence and criminal-justice reform timely topics of concern. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on August 05, 2013

Powerful resource on mass incarceration

‘Redemption of the Prosecutor’

Film tells story of Tennessee assistant state attorney general whose faith caused him to question youth’s life sentence. read more »

by Bill Mefford
on August 05, 2013

2013 Human Relations Day Grants

Nearly $24,000 split among 3 ministries

United Methodist Special Sunday strengthens outreach to communities, encouraging social justice and work with at-risk youths. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on March 21, 2013

$24,000 awarded in Human Relations Day Grants

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Directors of the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) awarded nearly $24,000 in Human Relations Day grants during their spring meeting here. Human Relations Day strengthens United Methodist outreach to communities, encouraging social justice and work with at-risk youths. Human Relations Day is one... read more»

March 19, 2013

The House I Live In

(2012- 108 minutes- unrated) From the dealer to the narcotics officer, the inmate to the federal judge, a penetrating look inside America's criminal justice system, revealing the profound human rights implications of U.S. drug policy.

Posted on February 12, 2013

Human Relations Day grants deadline 2013

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»

November 07, 2012

Human Relations Day grants

Deadline to apply Jan. 10

Funds support ministries responding to non-violent young offenders through education, advocacy or leadership training and development. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on November 02, 2012

Take Action! Reform the U.S. Criminal Justice, Support NCJCA

On June 13 Urge Senator Cornyn to Cosponsor the National Criminal Justice Commission Act (S. 306)! The National Criminal Justice Commission Act (NCJCA) is a bill that we have long supported. It will establish a blue-ribbon commission that will study every aspect of the U.S. criminal justice system and make recommended... read more »

Posted by Bill Mefford on June 05, 2012

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