Monthly Archives: January 2016

News and Action Summary for January 29, 2016

Download a pdf version of the January 29, 2016 News and Action Summary! News Summary 1-29-16

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News Posts, January 29, 2016

Here are news articles posted since the previous News and Action Summary: Despite Recovery, Prosperity Remains Out of Reach for Millions of American Families Philadelphia Passes Resolution Condemning ICE Raids Our Fading Understanding of the Common Good National Religious Organization Applauds … Continue reading

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Newly Posted Resources—January 29, 2016

Here are the most recently posted resources available for individuals and congregations: Despite Recovery, Prosperity Remains Out of Reach for Millions of American Families Faith Climate Action Week—April 15-24, National

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Thank the Attorney General for Report, Guiding Principles on Solitary Confinement

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): The Department of Justice released the Report and Recommendations Concerning the Use of Restrictive Housing, which includes more than fifty “Guiding Principles” for addressing the use of solitary confinement within all correctional … Continue reading

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Faith Climate Action Week—April 15-24, National

From Interfaith Power and Light (http://interfaithpowerandlight.org): Have you heard? The Preach-In on Global Warming is going to be better than ever this year! Expanded and re-named Faith Climate Action Week, it will encompass nine days in April surrounding Earth Day. … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Passes Resolution Condemning ICE Raids

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-01-29/immigrant-issues/philadelphia-passes-resolution-condemning-ice-raids/a50135-1 January 29, 2016 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia City Council on Thursday passed a resolution condemning recent deportation raids by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. … Continue reading

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DHS Settles Lawsuit Over Delayed Treatment of Mentally Ill Defendants

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-01-28/disabilities/dhs-settles-lawsuit-over-delayed-treatment-of-mentally-ill-defendants/a50087-1 January 28, 2016 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania has agreed to make sweeping changes in the delivery of mental health services to mentally ill persons facing … Continue reading

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Important First Steps to End Solitary Confinement for Youth in Federal Prisons

Posted at http://cfyj.org/news/blog/item/important-first-steps-to-end-solitary-confinement-for-youth-in-federal-prisons By Marcy Mistrett January 26, 2016 In a historic moment Monday, President Obama used his executive authority to end the use of solitary confinement for youth in the federal prison system. This action is incredibly important to the … Continue reading

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After Incarceration, What Next?

A broad bipartisan coalition on Capitol Hill has rallied behind a sweeping criminal justice overhaul aimed at ending mass incarceration, which costs the nation $80 billion per year, a plan that would slash the nation’s bloated prison population. But largely … Continue reading

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National Religious Organization Applauds Obama Administration for Historic Progress in Efforts to Confront Solitary Confinement in U.S. Prisons

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): Reaffirms Moral Call for the Elimination of Prolonged Solitary Confinement WASHINGTON – Today, the National Religious Campaign Against Torture applauded the release of the Department of Justice Report and Recommendations Concerning the … Continue reading

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