Wednesday, January 11, 2023, 8:00 am
Ebenezer Baptist Church, Jackson Street Northeast, Atlanta, GA, USA
The Multi-faith Initiative to End Mass Incarceration (EMI) is focused on catalyzing a faith-rooted response to this issue in a way that adds value to existing work and furthers coherence in faith-rooted efforts. Our vision is for multi-faith communities to exercise and amplify their calls and actions for eliminating mass incarceration in a dedicated, savvy, and impactful manner, at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, GA.
Early Bird Pricing Ends Jan. 2nd
ABOUT “Ending Mass Incarceration“
The multifaith community is uniquely positioned to draw upon ancient traditions, moral vocabulary and the institutional strength of collective witness to address the depth of this human rights catastrophe. A number of ministries and congregations actively support those who are presently or formerly incarcerated, but religious communities have yet to speak in a clear and coherent theological voice about the systems that perpetuate mass incarceration. Faith communities can play a critical role in organizing an effective moral witness against the laws, policies, and policing practices that contribute to the continuing evolution of mass incarceration.
The concerns around mass incarceration are shared by a wide variety of constituencies. As a result, this issue has great bridge-building potential across theological, political, geographic and ideological differences. We continue to actively involve the voices and leadership of the formerly incarcerated, along with their families, in the planning and implementation of our work. We are committed to ensuring such leadership remains at the center of our efforts.
Ebenezer Baptist Church
United States Senate
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
Otis Moss, III
Trinity United Church of Christ
National Religious Council Against Torture
Inner City Muslim Action Network
The Black Church Center for Justice & Equality
Harold Dean “Doc” Trulear
Healing Communities USA
The Brennan Center
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