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Participation in ‘Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath’ lagging

Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence suggests steps to make change regular conversation topic. read more »

October 08, 2015

Another mass shooting

Expressions of distress and grief, as well as calls for prayer prevail

United Methodist Church offers many resources for helping people cope with violent events. read more »

by Sam Hodges
on October 08, 2015

Receiving the ‘returning citizen’

Rockford (Ill.) Urban Ministries, Oct. 22

Discussion will address prison overcrowding, programs that allow churches to offer outreach to welcome, mentor, and assist in spiritual and physical needs. read more »

October 08, 2015

Faith leaders learn about Healing Communities

Yellowstone Conference welcomes GBCS national coordinator

Congregational involvement can lead to advocacy for systemic change, such as criminal-justice reform. read more »

by the Rev. Melanie Martin-Dent
on September 24, 2015

Kairos Prison Ministry Outside Nov. 13-15

Free event at United Methodist Lake Lucerne Camp

Wisconsin support weekend for women with a relative or friend incarcerated. read more »

September 24, 2015

‘Lord, Let Our Eyes Be Opened,’ Oct. 23-25

Breaking chains of mass incarceration

Pennsylvania event will include day of action at state capitol Oct. 26, Healing Communities training. read more »

September 24, 2015

Threatening Sanctuary Cities misguided

Time for Congress to address gun-violence epidemic

Don’t let one person’s actions demonize whole community says social-justice agency testimony. read more »

by Bill Mefford
on July 28, 2015

Sandra Bland death needs answers

Social-justice agency grieves young woman’s ‘suicide’ in Texas

Agency prays for comfort for her family, says surest way to bring healing is to answer questions surrounding her death. read more »

July 28, 2015

Social-justice agency expresses concern over Sandra Bland’s death

The General Board of Church and Society of The United Methodist Church grieves the death while in police custody of Sandra Bland of Waller County, Texas, a recent employee of Prairie View A&M University. Ms. Bland’s family and the African Methodist Episcopal Church, of which she... read more»

July 21, 2015

#FreeFamilies

Take a selfie to help end family detention

Families should not be indefinitely detained in subpar conditions — but it is happening nonetheless! read more »

by Bill Mefford
on July 10, 2015

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