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How Quakers Can Help End Mass Incarceration

The United States has the highest incarceration rate of any country in the world, with over 2.4 million people currently behind bars. What can Quakers do about it?  Watch this Quaker Speak video to learn more.  To find out about new Quaker Network to End Mass Incarceration, click here. 

The Impact of Corporate Money and Power in Ohio

We are pleased to announce that our new video is complete! Hannah Yackley, our John Looney Peace, Justice and Nonviolence intern, produced and narrated the short (less than 4 minutes) but packed video. She did a wonderful job! With attention spans being what they are these days, 4 minutes is better than 40 minutes for being watched in large numbers. Please forward far and wide via email and social media.

Breaking Down the Box

Watch "Breaking Down the Box," which examines the use of solitary confinement in U.S. prisons. This 40-minute documentary explores the mental health, racial justice, and human rights implications of this inhumane practice. And it serves as a call to action for communities of faith to engage in the growing nationwide movement for restorative alternatives to isolated confinement that prioritize rehabilitation, therapeutic interventions, and recovery. AFSC Healing Justice staffers Laura Magnani and Jerry Elster are among those interviewed.

Breaking Down the Box

Produced by filmmaker Matthew Gossage, the film examines the mental health, racial justice and human rights implications of the systemic use of solitary confinement in U.S. prisons.

Angela and Misael singing in Sanctuary!

Angela, who won her Sanctuary case in Philadelphia, toured to visit Arturo, Misael and Rosa. This is a video of Misael and Angela singing in Sanctuary.

Undocumented Father Finds Sanctuary in Denver Church to Fight Deportation to Mexico

Broadcasting from Denver, Colorado, Amy Goodman visits the First Unitarian Society Church to meet Arturo Hernández García, an undocumented immigrant and father of two. Since October, García has sought sanctuary at the church as he fights his deportation. We also hear from his nine-year-old daughter Andrea, a United States citizen. Her status means he may be allowed to stay in the country under President Obama’s new deferred action program starting in May — if he is not deported before then.

Arturo Hernandez Garcia's Battle to Stay in America

In October 2014, Arturo Hernandez Garcia was supposed to report to be deported back to Mexico. Instead, he took sanctuary inside Denver's First Unitarian Church, while family and advocates on the outside fight for a stay of removal. Kevin Beaty, of Westword, takes a look inside Hernandez Garcia's struggle.

What's one thing men can do to help redefine masculinity?

What can men do to help redefine masculinity? Martin Friedman, Kenyon Farrow, Hector Cortez and Darnell Holter offer suggestions for ways that men can help to redefine masculinity.

A Quaker Call to Action on Israel-Palestine

Why do Quakers care about Israel-Palestine? This video explores that question.    Learn more.