Gareth Higgins 03-09-2009
On Saturday night, two young soldiers preparing to go to Afghanistan were murdered in Antrim, Northern Ireland. Four other people, including two men delivering pizzas, were injured.
Aaron Taylor 03-06-2009

On the first day of the Obama administration, our newly elected president signed the order to close down Guatanamo. Scores of human rights advocates were in ecstasy. For those of us committed to peace and social justice, the words Guatanamo and Abu Ghraib invoke images of shock and horror. How could we as a nation have stooped so low? Where was the outcry from the Body of Christ?

Cathleen Falsani 02-27-2009

The first three screenings of Tyler Perry's new film, Madea Goes to Jail, that I tried to go to last week were sold out. When I finally did get a ticket, I had one of the last single seats in the suburban theater where the 103-minute "dramedy" was playing on two screens simultaneously.

Barby Zuniga Ward 02-26-2009
Most of my life I have been thinking about race and religion -- as a child when my family left my native Costa Rica to move to inner-city New Jersey, as a teenager struggling to develop my faith an
Nate Van Duzer 02-18-2009

It was very humiliating to be handcuffed in front of my family's business, in front of customers and neighbors.

Ryan Beiler 02-10-2009

We at Sojourners continue to be deeply concerned for the safety and well-being of Philip Rizk, who was arrested and detained by Egyptian secret police Friday evening following a rally north of Cairo in support of the people of Gaza.

Leonard Rodgers 02-09-2009

Friday evening I was in Washington D.C. and received an urgent message from Egypt. The major player in helping us get medical equipment into Egypt duirng the early days of the recent 22 day war in Gaza was Philip Rizk. Friday evening at 11 p.m.

Charles Gutenson 01-23-2009

In this land that has inherited through our forebears the noblest understandings of the rule of law, our government has deliberately chosen the way of barbarism ...

Ryan Beiler 01-16-2009
This kind of feels close to an exercise in I-told-you-so, but for all the folks who assert that voting is a hopelessly corrupted exercise in irredeemable empire, consider as an indicator the testim
Omer Goldman 12-16-2008

My name is Omer Goldman. I am 19 years old. I am one of the Shministim. I need your help.

Shame on the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and the Prison Entrepreneurship Program for not accepting sex offenders (“Investing in Second Chances,” by Catherine Cuellar, July 2008

Hans Hallundbaek 08-01-2008
Churches and ex-prisoners help each other find the way.

More than 9.25 million people in the world are held in penal institutions, according to the 2007 edition of the World Prison Population List, produced by the International Centre for Prison Studies

Jonathan Mendez 09-01-2007
BronxConnect shows there's a better alternative to throwing youth in jail.
Carol Fennelly 09-01-2007
Families and communities pay a steep price for imprisonment rates.

In the prison-industrial complex, is there hope for redemption?

James Ferguson 09-01-2006

In May, the Institute on Women and Criminal Justice released a report on the growth of the number of women in prison in the U.S.