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

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

‘Addressing Violence in Our Culture’

Community dialogue at St. Stephen’s UMC, Burke, Va., April 18

Topics to be addressed include theology, policy, school safety, mental-health issues, law enforcement. read more »

April 10, 2013

Reform immigrant detention system

Congress urged to legislate changes

Human Rights First sends statement to Capitol Hill asking U.S. to use best practices. read more »

March 21, 2013

2013 legislative priorities

Immigration reform, reducing gun violence, ‘moral federal budget,’ combating human trafficking targeted

Priorities support Christian social concerns and represent areas to which the faith community can bring a unique voice to the legislative process. read more »

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

Immigration reform should protect refugees

Human Rights First lists 4 points to include

Says legislative measures should have commitment to due process, human rights. read more »

February 19, 2013

American Violet

(2008- 103 minutes- PG 13)  A single African-American mother struggles to clear her name after being wrongly accused and arrested for dealing drugs in an impoverished town in Texas. 

Posted on February 12, 2013

The Interrupters

(2011- 125 minutes- unrated) The moving and surprising stories of three Violence Interrupters who try to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed.

Posted on February 12, 2013

The House I Live In

(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.

Posted on February 12, 2013

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