In June, Redeemer Downtown asked congregants to watch the movie, Just Mercy, which is based on Bryan Stevenson's memoir, and then join a group discussion. To encourage their community to take further action toward biblical justice, Downtown and HFNY then invited three HFNY affiliates to talk more about criminal and racial injustice issues in NYC.
Do we as a nation have a shared common memory? Why do NYC public schools remain so segregated? What is the history and current state of solitary confinement in American prisons? Content on this and more in the round-up.
What is it like to be an inmate and a high school student at the same time? What’s going on with affordable housing in NYC? How can Christians work toward criminal justice reform? You’ll find articles that speak to these questions and more in this month’s Mercy & Justice Round-Up.
What happens once we decide a child is a criminal? How are people living with disabilities able to serve the church? Is eviction a cause of poverty—or a condition of it? You’ll find articles that speak to these questions and more in this month’s Mercy & Justice Round-Up.
Presently, there are grave injustices in our criminal justice system. Specifically, the disproportionate prosecution and sentencing of black and brown people in America. God’s question remains: Who rises up for me against the wicked?