26 minutes | May 18th 2020

#Decarceration and #COVID19 with Dominique Gilliard

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As we all strive to care for those in our community who are the most at risk during the COVID-19 crisis, there is another population being forgotten: those imprisoned. According to PBS, over 70% of inmates have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.Joining Mae on today’s episode is Dominique Gilliard, author of Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice that Restores. What can we do to help our brothers and sisters behind bars?Guest for this episode:Director of Racial Righteousness and Reconciliation for the Love Mercy Do Justice (LMDJ) initiative of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) - Dominique GilliardOrganizations:Love Mercy Do Justice InitiativeEvangelical Covenant Church (ECC)Books/ Articles:Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice That Restores - book by Dominique GilliardPurchase at IVP and get a discount using code: PST4529 and expires on 8/22/20Rethinking Incarceration - Small Group Study Guide - The Anastasis CenterOver 70 percent of tested inmates in federal prisons have COVID-19 - PBSFilm:Just Mercy - The film is based upon the New York Times bestselling book, and it revolves around the faith-rooted activism of Bryan Stevenson (played by Michael B. Jordan) and the creation of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI). Just Mercy recounts the tragic story of Walter McMillian (played by Jamie Foxx). McMillian (nicknamed Johnny D.), an African American who owned a lumber company in a small Alabama town, was framed for the murdering of Ronda Morrison—an eighteen-year-old white girl.Just Mercy Discussion Guide - by Dominique Gillard
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