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Stop War on Drugs, mass incarceration

Christian leaders say ‘failed war’ leading to ‘criminal injustice system’

GBCS’s Mefford urges contacting U.S. Senators to pass Smarter Sentencing Act. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on April 22, 2014

A nation in captivity

You don’t have far to go to proclaim Jesus’ message of liberation

The mantle that Jesus took on, his calling to ministry, is applicable to all who received the gift of his grace this Easter. read more »

by Bill Mefford
on April 22, 2014

Want to end mass incarceration?

Mandatory-minimum sentences must be addressed first

Urge Congress to make the Smarter Sentencing Act a priority for May. read more »

by Bill Mefford
on April 22, 2014

2014 legislative priorities

Social justice agency announces congressional advocacy agenda

Rooted in United Methodist Social Principles, priorities include items in recent headlines, some holdovers from 2013. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on April 08, 2014

‘We do not teach justice by being unjust’

Penalties must be appropriate to crime, social justice agency head tells senators

Senate Democrats discuss commonsense drug-sentencing reform, criticize impact of mandatory-minimum sentences. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on April 08, 2014

Prayer vigil at Conroe, Texas, prison

United Methodist pastor concerned for detainees on hunger strike

Strikers demand better food, end to overcrowding, just treatment in privately run prison. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on April 08, 2014

Pass Smarter Sentencing Act

Faith coalition sends letters to U.S. Senators each day in April

United Methodist social-justice agency leads off month-long campaign. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on April 08, 2014

Becoming stations of hope

Wichita, Kan., embarks on program to welcome prisoners back into society

St. Mark, Dellrose UMCs, become first in Great Plains Conference to become ‘Healing Communities.’ read more »

by Nancy Jackson
on March 26, 2014

Reduce federal drug-sentencing guidelines

U.S. Attorney General testifies before commission

Criminal Justice Reform Working Group circulating letter to indicate support for change, address mandatory minimum sentences. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on March 14, 2014

Take action: Support Smarter Sentencing Act

Urge your U.S. Senators to get behind bipartisan legislation

End mass incarceration, create criminal-justice system that brings healing to victims, restoration to those who commit crimes. read more »

by Bill Mefford
on March 14, 2014

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