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Q&A: Justice Gatson

Policing Crisis

Q&A: Justice Gatson

Justice Gatson founded the Reale Justice Network in Kansas City, Missouri. Among other social justice issues, it focuses on ending the cash bail system, a national issue that disparately affects people of color.

Staff Writer 5/1/2021 Spring 2021

The saving power of song

Ideas

The saving power of song

Book to note: Redemption Songs: A Year in the Life of a Community Prison Choir.

Staff Writer 6/1/2020

If I didn’t tell that story, it wouldn’t get told

Ideas

If I didn’t tell that story, it wouldn’t get told

A journalist on the front lines in a battle for criminal justice reform in Spokane, Washington.

Sandra Williams 9/1/2019 Fall 2019

Demonstrating the ‘power of we’

General Assembly

Demonstrating the ‘power of we’

General Assembly rallies with local activist groups against expansion of Spokane County Jail, raises almost $40,000 for community center.

Elaine McArdle 9/1/2019 Fall 2019

UUs rally to end mass incarceration, stop Spokane jail expansion

General Assembly

UUs rally to end mass incarceration, stop Spokane jail expansion

Chanting “End mass incarceration!” and “Schools not cells!” about 1,000 Unitarian Universalists gathered in a public park in Spokane, Washington, for the General Assembly 2019 public witness event.

Elaine McArdle 6/21/2019

The First Principle at work in prisons

Life

The First Principle at work in prisons

Two prison chaplains who minister together in Oregon’s only women’s prison discuss the need to end the prison-industrial complex and mass incarceration.

Elaine McArdle 7/22/2019 Summer 2019

‘I see you. You’re there. You’re not forgotten.’

Life

‘I see you. You’re there. You’re not forgotten.’

The Church of the Larger Fellowship’s Worthy Now Prison Ministry serves nearly 1,000 people in prison. 

Kris Willcox 6/1/2019 Summer 2019

BLUU announces black theology symposium this fall

UU news

BLUU announces black theology symposium this fall

Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism drafts bylaws, introduces membership program, and works to end cash bail.

Elaine McArdle 4/24/2019

UUs mobilize for voting rights, criminal justice reform

UU news

UUs mobilize for voting rights, criminal justice reform

As elections approach, Unitarian Universalists work to register voters, promote criminal justice reform, and re-enfranchise 1.5 million people in Florida.

Elaine McArdle 10/3/2018 Winter 2018

New Orleans activists urged restorative justice for assailants who attacked two UUA employees

UU news

New Orleans activists urged restorative justice for assailants who attacked two UUA employees

Two UUA employees who were violently robbed during the 2017 General Assembly urged leniency in case against four attackers, who were sentenced to prison terms.

Elaine McArdle 8/20/2018 Fall 2018

UUs learn tools for ending the money bail system

General Assembly

UUs learn tools for ending the money bail system

Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism hosts public witness event at 2018 General Assembly focused on criminal justice reform.

Elaine McArdle 6/22/2018

Read this: Maricopa County’s ‘Tent City’ jail to close

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Read this: Maricopa County’s ‘Tent City’ jail to close

Arizona’s notorious outdoor jail was focus of UUA public witness event at Phoenix General Assembly in 2012.

Elaine McArdle 4/14/2017

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