Tag Archives: Mass incarceration

Breaking Good

Addiction, Drug Policy, and the Body of Christ Past Approaches and Present Concerns Re-Examining our Nation’s Responses to Drugs, Rev. Gordon Edwards and John Lindsay-Poland A Biblical and Theological Reflection on Consumption, Addiction, and Prejudicial Drug Policy, Rev. Max Lynn Amethyst … Continue reading

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Faith Leaders Influencing the Debate on Drug Sentencing

Clergy and faith leaders are successfully flexing their political muscle with lawmakers in Washington, DC, to end mass incarceration. Last month the new chairman of the Senate’s Judiciary Committee, Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), was confronted by three Iowa bishops — … Continue reading

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Leading My Own Fight for What Will Heal Me

Testimony by Dorsey Nunn before the PC(USA) Drug Policy Task Force, February 14, 2015. Watch testimony in minutes 20:50 – 31:20 of this video of Day 1 of the Richmond Hearings. I guess I’m the bad guy. I was raised … Continue reading

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What If It’s Not the Prisoner Who Needs to Repent?

by Jesse Lava My mom was Catholic and my father is Jewish. I guess that means I’ve got guilt on both sides. But beyond the guilt, I was taught that faith, at its best, could be a vehicle for repentance, … Continue reading

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