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Set the Captives Free

Set the Captives Free

Mobilizing Christians to End Mass Incarceration by Miea A. Walker, MSW and Rev. Dr. Shawn Casselberry The United States calls itself the land of liberty yet we have more people incarcerated than any other nation. Christ came to set captives free yet many Christians do not see ending mass incarceration as a discipleship priority. This […]

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Locked in Solidarity

The beginning of a new year can be a time of reflection – for most. A fresh start or clean slate to make resolutions, to recommit to the work we are doing, the opportunity to begin again. But for many in our communities, the impact of incarceration looms regardless of new seasons. Men, women, and […]

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Obedience

“For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn” This simple line from the well-known Christmas hymn, “O Holy Night” depicts the disruption of light, seen from a distance, yet breaking through darkness that first Christmas thousands of years ago. As we come to our final week in Advent, we are reminded that the celebration of […]

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El Camino — FAQs

Who we are?  We are leaders in the Christian Community Development Association, Jesus followers seeking justice for immigrant friends in our communities. What we are doing?  We are walking the approximately 150 miles from Tijuana, Mexico to Los Angeles, California, USA from August 20th-30th 2016 highlighting individual stories along the way, on how our current […]

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Locked in Solidarity 2015

Today is the day I choose to walk out my truth. I am a former offender and I was incarcerated. I have been home for three years and during that time I experienced some of the best and worst moments of my life, specifically carrying feelings of shame and guilt…. 

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Locked in Solidarity 2015

Today is the day I choose to walk out my truth. I am a former offender and I was incarcerated. I have been home for three years and during that time I experienced some of the best and worst moments of my life, specifically carrying feelings of shame and guilt…. 

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Locked in Solidarity 2015

As ambassadors of reconciliation and representatives of the Kingdom of God, we fundamentally oppose the epidemic of unarmed black men being killed by police officers.  We mourn with the families and communities who have lost loved ones; we weep, grieve, and lament alongside of them.  Additionally, we acknowledge that there have been a number of […]

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Locked in Solidarity 2015

As ambassadors of reconciliation and representatives of the Kingdom of God, we fundamentally oppose the epidemic of unarmed black men being killed by police officers.  We mourn with the families and communities who have lost loved ones; we weep, grieve, and lament alongside of them.  Additionally, we acknowledge that there have been a number of […]

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On Advent & A Season of Giving: Hope

Isaiah 9:2 (the Message) The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light.For those who lived in a land of deep shadows– light! sunbursts of light! Advent is a season recognized throughout church traditions to anticipate and await the arrival of Jesus. The Word that had been hoped for from the earliest stories in […]

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Locked in Solidarity: Report on Mass Incarceration Rally

On January 21st, association members gathered nationwide to prophetically demonstrate God’s love for communities decimated by mass incarceration. “Locked in Solidarity” created relational space to stand with the incarcerated, formerly-incarcerated, their families and loved ones. Neighbors exchanged stories of lamentation, loss and hopelessness. Communities united to discuss statistics, raise prayers, and discern ways to collectively […]

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Welcoming the Stranger

Have you heard there is a new dialogue among evangelicals today regarding our need to have a compassionate, Biblical response to the often politically polarizing conversation about immigration? Since the recent Presidential election, the press has been buzzing about the Hispanic vote and immigration reform as a top issue of the next administrative term. What […]

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