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Criminal Justice Series: Chris Hedges on Sat. April 30, 1:00 p.m.

Christian Education Committee Criminal Justice Series: April 30, 2022 Beyond Talking: Challenging New Jersey Mass Incarceration Practices and Policies New Jersey continues to have the highest rate of racial disparities in its prison population in the country, with Black residents

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Focus on Mass Incarceration

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Focus on Mass Incarceration – Adult Education for January 24 & 31

Adult Education videos are posted each Saturday on our YouTube Channel and the Adult Education Videos page. January 24 | Efraín Agosto Teaching on the Inside: Lessons from the New Testament and Sing Sing Prison Drawing on his experience of

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#MissionMonday – Welcome Home Initiative

Below is a letter introducing the Welcome Home Initiative from the New Jersey Prison Justice Watch. Dear friends, Those of us belonging to a faith community, regardless of our denomination, are often deeply involved in justice ministries.  And in this tradition

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#MissionMonday – MITF

For more information or to contact Jonathan or Anne, visit the MITF pages on our website. Nassau’s Mass Incarceration Task Force (MITF) works to address the devastating effects of mass incarceration on several fronts: pre-incarceration, incarceration, and post-incarceration. MITF connects

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Mass Incarceration Task Force – August 2020 update

A Note to the Congregation from NPC’s Mass Incarceration Task Force: The nationwide protests in the wake of the tragic killing of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of police officers affords our country the unprecedented opportunity to

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“Caged” at Passage Theater

The voices of incarcerated men of color speak out in writings by current and former inmates. Tackling the prison-industrial complex, assumptions about prison life, and the challenges faced after release, Caged lays bare the human costs of a for-profit justice

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Mass Incarceration Task Force Brings Focus on Criminal Justice

You can’t understand most of the important things from a distance. You have to get close. — Bryan Stevenson, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption At the urging of the Presbyterian Mission Agency, on Sunday, January 22, Presbyterians

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Mass Incarceration Task Force Celebrates First Success, Supports M.J. Rountree

Our ongoing relationship strives to support Mr. Rountree, a successfully returning citizen after 23 years of incarceration. After months of searching to find a replacement for temporary housing, an apartment was located. NPC congregation met the challenge by donating items

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