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Resources – July 2016

Prison Justice Resources

Anti-Racism Resources

Gun Violence Prevention

  • Interfaith Coalition Urges Immediate Steps to Mend Divisions between Communities and Law Enforcement. A July 14th a letter to Congress signed by 50 faith-based organizations supports legislation to mend police & community divisions:
    – Law Enforcement Trust and Integrity Act of 2015 (S. 2168/H.R. 2875) and
    – End Racial Profiling Act (S. 1056 /H.R. 1933).
    The letter is posted here.

Pennsylvania Shalom Conference

  • Pennsylvania Shalom Conference – sponsored by PA Council of Churches
    Sept. 24-25, 2016 (Saturday 6:00pm – Sunday 4:00pm)
    Pennsylvania’s first ever “Shalom Conference” will be held at The Hartman Center, a UCC retreat center on 5725 Old US Hwy. 322 in Milroy, PA 17063. We know that peacemaking work can be lonely work. The Pennsylvania Council of Churches is hosting this event in hopes of building a statewide network of peacemakers that will make peacemaking less lonely. Peacemakers of all types, including those who struggle against systemic racism, environmental destruction, torture, domestic violence, gun violence, are all invited to participate in this conference.
    Saturday evening: Shane Claiborne, a founding member of the Simple Way Community in Philadelphia and author of influential books Irresistible Revolution and Jesus for President
    Sunday afternoon: Saadia Ahmad, current McCormack Scholar and Master’s student in Conflict Resolution at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
    Registration: $100 (includes food, but bring your own towels and bedding)
    For details and registration, contact Sandy Strauss, s.strauss@pachurches.org,
    717-545-4761, or see www.pachurches.org/event/shalom-conference.

Environmental Justice

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