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Healing Justice resources for Quaker congregations

Summer interns from both the Immigrant Rights and Healing JusticePrograms shared moving stories of the work they had done with AFSC. Photo: AFSC

AFSC invites Quaker congregations everywhere to join in the effort to help transform the U.S. criminal justice system from one focused on crime and punishment to one focused on moving from harm to healing.  Quaker meetings and churches are encouraged to learn more about issues of mass incarceration, engage their local communities in the issue, establish relationships with those directly affected, and advocate for just policy.

Check out these resources:

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Study guide for "The New Jim Crow"
Use this study guide to help facilitate discussion within your meeting or church while reading...
Book cover of "Beyond Prisons"
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"Beyond prisons" study guide

"Beyond Prisons" is a radical and provocative book about the criminal justice system, based on the American Friends Service Committee’s decades of experience with the issue. Readers looking for ways to engage more personally with the questions presented are invited to use this study guide to facilitate that eagerness.

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Resolutions of the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona
Resolutions of the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona reaffirming criminal justice reform and opposing...
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SCUCC statement advocating for justice in the prison industrial complex
Southwest Conference of the United Church of Christ's statement against private prison and...
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A Path Towards Healing: A year of study on the Doctrine of Christian Discovery
A document created by New England Yearly Meeting to learn about the Doctrine of Christiain...