Tagged: criminal justice

“Death Row Chaplain” by Earl Smith

reviewed by Samuel K. Atchison “So, you’re reviewing the book that you should have written,” my wife said when I told her about being asked to read Death Row Chaplain by Earl Smith. Indeed,...

Ordered to Die, Saved by Christ

by Marc Hyden Convicted of murder and sentenced to death, Mitch Rutledge thought his life was over. Without caring friends or family, he was barely a footnote to society, but his life began anew...

Heroes of the Faith: Elizabeth Fry

(1780-1845) The first evidence of Elizabeth Fry’s reforming spirit was her own powerful transformation at age 18 from a frivolous girl who boldly wore scarlet-laced boots to Quaker meeting to a serious young woman...

Driven by a Vision

Meet some Philadelphia heroes who fight HIV/AIDS and seek to empower its victims by Chris T. Johnson and Kristyn Komarnicki Typical of many urban neighborhoods in the northeast part of the country, South Philadelphia...

Welcome Home

by Harold Dean Trulear It’s a phrase that signifies warmth, acceptance, and belonging. The weary pilgrim, the anxious traveler, the displaced refugee long to hear those words. But for many Americans, the longing for...

Freed to Speak

Witness to Innocence puts a face on the death penalty debate by Janell Anema Photography by Sofia Moro Every six months an exclusive group of people gathers in a different US city where members...

Two-Way Ministry

What prison inmates taught me about missions by Jeff Goins My first time behind bars was less than a year after graduating from college. I had joined an affiliate music ministry of Youth for...

Ecclesia Behind the Razor Wire

Church communities are on the rise inside America’s prisons…and so is their indigenous leadership by Harold Dean Trulear The sun shone brightly overhead in a high, cloudless sky as we entered the Joseph Harp...