Racial Justice

Week(s) in Review Jan. 28 - Feb. 8

As Jim Winkler mentioned in his column last week, it's been a very significant two weeks for several justice issues. The Boy Scouts of America said Feb. 6 that it needed more time for a "deliberate review" of its policy banning gay Scouts and leaders. (UMNS file photo by Mike... read more»

Posted by Michelle Whittaker on February 11, 2013

Justice Matters Week in Review - January 14-21

The words and actions of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. were infused into all the activities of the last week. Here's what was going on: Jasmine's Story highlights how our broken U.S. Immigrations System is tearing apart families. January 21 was the official observance of Martin Luther... read more»

Posted by Michelle Whittaker on January 24, 2013

Valuing Work, Valuing Workers

I want to remind you THAT GOD CARES about injustice, about oppression, about exploitation. Bishop Desmond Tutu We Methodists have the distinct privilege of continuing a journey towards justice that our Methodist forebearers began of church leaders committed to engendering personal and social holiness throughout our society. September is particularly... read more»

Posted by Susan Burton on September 28, 2012

Michelle Alexander: It’s time to raise the level of consciousness

So many people, of all colors, are simply in the dark about the system of mass incarceration. Michelle Alexander, legal scholar and author of The New Jim Crow speaking to people of faith during the May 14 discussion via conference call, Listen to the 1st part of the conversation.

Posted by Laura Markle Downton on May 31, 2012

Michelle Alexander: From Retribution to Restorative Justice

We have to shift from a purely punitive approach to dealing with violence and violent crimes to a more rehabilitative and restorative approach to justice. And that means working to end three strikes laws; end harsh minimum mandatory sentences that do not give people even the hope of rehabilitation or... read more»

Posted by Laura Markle Downton on May 29, 2012