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

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

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

‘Breaking the Chains’

13th Annual Ecumenical Advocacy Days April 17-20

Proctor Conference’s Carruthers will keynote gathering focused on mass incarceration, systems of violence. read more »

December 12, 2014

Institutional racism condemned

U.S. justice needs to be restorative, rather than retributive

Social-justice agency speaks out on inequities inherent in atmosphere surrounding Ferguson police shooting of teenager. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on November 21, 2014

Faith in the age of mass incarceration

Healing Communities training in Northern Illinois

it is highly likely that, on any given Sunday, sitting in the pews of your church someone is among the approximately 7 million people affected by the criminal-justice system. read more »

by the Rev. Chris Pierson
on November 04, 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

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