June 2012

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Civic Engagement from a Faith Perspective Call/Webinar Monday, July 9, 2012; 4pm Eastern Time Call-in number: 661-673-8600; Code: 931685 RSVP for link to optional webinar here. Join us for the Interfaith Immigration Coalition’s monthly call and optional webinar on Monday, July 9th at 4pm EST, 1pm PT. July’s call will include: Update of Supreme Court’s…

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Jesse Epp-Fransen writes about the system of mass incarceration in the U.S. in the latest Mennonite World Review. For too long we have seen prisons as the only solution to issues of crime, injustice and drug use. The church has been speaking about restorative justice for a number of years now, a practice that has…

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Kristen and Wawa Chege, MCC Advocacy Coordinators in Haiti, blog about the need for accountability among United Nations peacekeeping troops in Haiti, and how we can aid this process. The current case of UN peacekeeping soldiers, charged with the sexual assault of a young Haitian, raises issues of accountability and effectiveness in the United Nations…

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In early June Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed legislation establishing a “Justice Reinvestment Working Group.” (The news story is available here.) The role of this group will be to guide a comprehensive analysis of the state’s criminal justice system. The goal is to reduce corrections spending and increase public safety. Gov. Brownback said concerning the…

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