U.S. Attorney General targets mass incarceration

Social-justice agency praises Holder’s vow to address racial disparities

U.S. system's ineffectiveness, unsustainability, tremendous cost cited as reasons to change. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on August 19, 2013

Social-justice agency praises Attorney General criticism of mass incarceration

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) of The United Methodist Church applauds U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s promise at the annual meeting this week of the American Bar Assn. in San Francisco to address racial disparities in the federal justice system. ... read more»

August 13, 2013

Annual Conferences take on social issues

Bishops issue rulings on contested resolutions

Hot-button topics included homosexuality, gun violence, divestment and immigration reform. read more »

by Kathy Gilbert
on August 12, 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

Bipartisan gun-violence bill has chance

Urge your member of Congress to join 184 co-sponsors

Join letter-drop effort during August to build momentum for crucial background-check legislation. read more »

by Bill Mefford
on August 05, 2013

‘Smarter Sentencing Act’ introduced

Bill from Durbin, Lee modernizes drug sentencing policy

Focuses resources on violent offenders, public safety risks. read more »

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

The Truth Behind Detention Centers

During my trip to the border, I spent one afternoon viewing an Operation Streamline court hearing. This program was started in 2005 by the Bish Administration to process migrants crossing the boarder illegally through the criminal justice system. The National Immigration Forum describes the program as follows: Operation Streamline forces undocumented... read more »

Posted by Elizabeth Murray on July 24, 2013

Martin case increases race concerns

Many seek peace, answers at their houses of worship

Hope raised that persons of Christian faith will help guide conversation in thoughtful and prayerful ways. read more »

by Kathy Gilbert
on July 18, 2013

A toxic brew

A teachable moment we dare not waste

Economic scarcity, racial profiling, escalating violence and community destabilization are at the heart of the killing of Trayvon Martin. read more »

by Bishop Ken Carter
on July 18, 2013

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