Reflections on gun violence from Micah 4:1-4 A 3-session Bible study by Bill Mefford, Director of Civil & Human Rights at the General Board of Church & Society of The United Methodist Church.
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
As the United States celebrates the nation's "triumph over race" with the election of Barack Obama, the majority of young black men in major American cities are locked behind bars or have been labeled... read more »
A brief video showing how immigrants are being sold to private prison corporations who are locking them up for obscene profits. http://youtu.be/vuGE1VxVsYo
(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.
As the United States celebrates the nation's "triumph over race" with the election of Barack Obama, the majority of young black men in major American cities are locked behind bars or have been labeled felons for life. Although Jim Crow laws have been wiped off the books, an astounding... read more »
(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.
(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.
This exercise will help to increase awareness of social, economic and environmental issues and the ways in which the issues intersect. The exercise also encourages critical thinking and can be used with groups of any size. Interconnections... read more »
Two-sided study card with Biblical references, United Methodist Social Principles and resolutions, facts regarding the issue, and steps you and your church can take to make a difference. Vist our store to order cards.