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Re-Examining our Nation’s Responses to Drugs

An Introduction from the PC(USA)’s Drug Policy Task Force We begin with some disturbing data: The United States has less than 5% of world’s population and 25% of the world’s incarcerated people. Even though whites outnumber blacks five to one

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Help Wanted!

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Job Description for a Drug Dealer Local drug cartel seeking new dealers. Position is full time and will work all shifts. Job Skills/Requirements: Applicant must be a self-starter. Ability to count and manage product and cash without creating a paper trail or getting caught by law enforcement. It is strongly

Kelly Jean Norris-Wilke, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary student

What an Urban Seminary Is Doing to Advocate Social Justice Beyond the Iron Gates

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Pittsburgh Theological Seminary One Seminarian’s Perspective By Kelly Jean Norris-Wilke   View and print as PDF.   I am standing on pavement covered in graffiti. Letters from friends and loved ones spray-painted onto the black top. Letters saying goodbye to a seventeen-year-old community member shot on this spot on a

Austin Seminary

Maria’s Story: Detention in the Land of the Free

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Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary Seminary students visit immigrant detainees at the Hutto Detention Facility in Taylor, Texas. By Ruth Elswood   View and print as PDF.   Maria sat across from us. Her hands shook; her cheeks wet from tears. We fumbled for words of hope as we spoke with


Workers’ Rights, ‘New Jim Crow’: Report from ACREC

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Report from the Advocacy Committee for Racial Ethnic Concerns December 2, 2011, by Courtney Hoekstra   The Advocacy Committee for Racial Ethnic Concerns (ACREC) had their fall meeting in early November in Louisville, where the major highlights of their time together directly contributed to the work they are doing for