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Criminal Justice Reform and the Faith Community | November 6, 2015 | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS

“We have to make sure that our men and women who are coming out of prison have welcoming and affirming communities to come to, where they can be judged by the content of their character and not one mistake that they made in their past,” says Bishop Darren Ferguson, a former inmate and now pastor of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Far Rockaway, New York. More →

Source: Criminal Justice Reform and the Faith Community | November 6, 2015 | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS

Death Penalty and All-White Juries | October 30, 2015 | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS

On November 2, the Supreme Court hears arguments about race and juror selection in a Georgia death penalty case in which an African-American man was tried, convicted, and sentenced to die by an all-white jury. “What the court says about jury selection, and what it says about the reasons that prosecutors have to give for striking people of color from juries, that’s going to affect every case from now on,” says Stephen Bright, president of the Southern Center for Human Rights, who will argue the plaintiff’s case before the court.

Source: Death Penalty and All-White Juries | October 30, 2015 | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS