Emerging Voices | The Church and the Death Penalty

Emerging Voices | The Church and the Death Penalty

Complete shock. That’s how I felt when I first heard that 82% of executions have happened in the Bible Belt. “The death penalty has succeeded in America, not in spite of Christians, but because of us. The Bible Belt is the Death Belt,” Shane Claiborne, Christian...
Do We Observe Human Rights or Practice Hypocrisy?

Do We Observe Human Rights or Practice Hypocrisy?

The United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) on Dec. 10, 1948, by a vote of 48 to 3 to affirm fundamental beliefs about the dignity and equality of all humans throughout the world. In 30 succinct statements, representatives acknowledged...
US Imprisonment Rate Declines to 1995 Levels

US Imprisonment Rate Declines to 1995 Levels

The U.S. imprisonment rate declined for the 11th straight year, reaching 1995 levels, according to a Bureau of Justice Statistics report published Oct. 22. In 2019, there were 419 prisoners per 100,000 in population, down from 432 per 100,000 in 2018 – a 3% decrease....