jails

This week is locked in solidarity week created by our friends at Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) to shine a light on mass incarceration.  Many justice challenges are big, but there are three practical ways you can be involved in promoting justice, not jails. First, do justice not jails through custom notifications Custom notifications are…

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day dates back in some form to 1868.  The holiday honors those who died in wars for America.  There is a deeper truth in the day which we do well to honor.  Here is the powerful truth about Memorial Day. Memorial Day is not about death, but life. Abraham Lincoln understood the powerful truth…

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fair

  We pledge allegiance with liberty and justice for all.  But do you think our justice system is fair for all?  We want to explore this question and its significant implications with you at Restore 117 on June 8-9 at Judson University. Our Civil Justice System is Not Fair for All Don’t you think it…

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incarcerated neighbors

Incarcerated neighbors need our help.  Their plight impacts us all.  Our mandatory sentencing laws have created a mass incarceration system that cost each one of us about $260 a year.  We are paying $80 billion dollars to lock up significant numbers of non-violent offenders.  That does not include the cost of local jails which cycle…

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s battle for civil rights marches on in the actions of everyday heroes.  One of the major civil rights issues of our day is mass incarceration and its impact on the poor and communities of color.  Here is a look at the challenge and how three amazing heroes of hope are…

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Do you honestly believe Americans are genetically flawed such that we create seven times as many prisoners as the rest of the world?  There are 10.2 million people incarcerated world-wide with 2.24 million in the United States.  That is seven times higher per capita than anywhere else in the world.  Almost one-third of our citizens…

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Seriously.  With so much need and so little time, where do I get started?  Can I really make a difference anyway?  These are great questions.  Here are some other questions to consider: 1.  What are you passionate about?  Human Trafficking, Mass Incarceration, Global Warming, Access to Justice, Immigration…   It could be a  l o…

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