Today, it is predicted that nationwide one in three black males and one in six Hispanic males will be incarcerated in their lifetime.
We have come to accept this as natural.
But why doesn’t our faith lead us to question this… or do something to change it?
Join us as together with Dominique Gilliard, we explore the history and foundation of mass incarceration, examining Christianity’s role in its evolution and expansion.
Dominique assesses our nation’s ethic of meritocratic justice in light of Scripture, exposes the theologies that embolden mass incarceration, and then begins to point us how Christians can pursue justice that restores and reconciles.
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Author Dominique DuBois Gilliard
About Dominique: Dominique DuBois Gilliard is the director of racial righteousness and reconciliation for the Love Mercy Do Justice (LMDJ) initiative of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC). He serves on the board of directors for the Christian Community Development Association and Evangelicals for Justice. In 2015, he was selected as one of the ECC’s “40 Under 40” leaders to watch, and the Huffington Post named him one of the “Black Christian Leaders Changing the World.” An ordained minister, Gilliard has served in pastoral ministry in Atlanta, Chicago, and Oakland. He was executive pastor of New Hope Covenant Church in Oakland, California and also served in Oakland as the associate pastor of Convergence Covenant Church. He was also the campus minister at North Park University and the racial righteousness director for ECC’s ministry initiatives in the Pacific Southwest Conference.
Special Host: Shannan Martin
About Shannan: Shannan Martin, author of The Ministry of Ordinary Places: Waking Up to God’s Goodness Around You and Falling Free: Rescued from the Life I Always Wanted, is a speaker and writer who found her voice in the country and her story in the city. She and her jail-chaplain husband, Cory, have four funny children who came to them across oceans and rivers. They live as grateful neighbors in Goshen, Indiana.