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 »
‘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 »
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 »
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»
(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.
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»
Deadline to apply Jan. 10
Funds support ministries responding to non-violent young offenders through education, advocacy or leadership training and development. read more »
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 »
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.
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 »