John Noble

John Noble is a Roman Catholic student and activist pursuing a Master of Divinity at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas. He is involved with several initiatives for Catholic reform, and works at Pastors for Texas Children, a public school advocacy network.  

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How Activists Are Connecting the Dots Between Faith and the Prison Strike

by John Noble 08-30-2018

Credit: Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee

From Florida to California, imprisoned activists are organizing work stoppages, boycotting prison commissaries, and going on hunger strikes to draw attention to injustice in the U.S. prison system. Faith groups such as Christians for Socialism and The Friendly Fire Collective are supporting these prisoners as they hold a 19-day strike protesting what they call “prison slavery.” They see fighting for justice alongside prisoners as an important expression of their faith.