Feedback Sought on Proposed Criminal Justice Resolution

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CHICAGO, IL (September 4, 2009) – A special five-part series of articles focusing on “Criminal Justice and the Church” begins Monday, part of a collaborative effort on the part of the Christian Action Commission and the Department of Compassion, Mercy and Justice of the Evangelical Covenant Church.

This special series will share the facts, stories, and resources related to the issue of criminal justice. Read about how the families of both victims and perpetrators have been affected by crime and incarceration. Learn how many women, children, and persons of color are affected by rising incarceration rates. See what churches are already doing to be the hands and feet of Christ in the nation’s overcrowded prisons and busy courtrooms.

“Learn some new facts and hear some new voices,” reads a special invitation from the commission and the department. “Wrestle with complicated issues – talk to others in your church about what you think.” Read the resolution and download a one-page resource sheet and one-page discussion guide.

“Then tell us what you think,” the invitation suggests. “What would you add or change about the resolution? Do you have a story to share about your involvement with the criminal justice system? A resource we need to know about? Questions about this multi-layered issue? Use our online comment form and share what you’ve learned with us.”

This is the first year that individuals and churches have the opportunity to submit feedback on a resolution before it is voted on at an annual meeting. The deadline to submit feedback to the commission is October 1.

Additional information is available by visiting the Christian Action Commission website. To read the proposed resolution, click here.

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