WHO: Dominique DuBois Gilliard, director of racial righteousness and reconciliation for the Love Mercy Do Justice initiative of the Evangelical Covenant Church.
HE SAYS: “Mass incarceration will be halted only by a moral awakening.”
THE BIG IDEA: This book offers a new lens for interpreting how God’s justice is manifested in the world while also presenting steps individuals and congregations can take to pursue biblical justice.
Part 1, “The Roots and Evolution of Mass Incarceration,” explores the history of mass incarceration beyond law and order. Part 2, “The Church’s Witness and Testimony,” offers a critique of and challenge to the role the church has played in mass incarceration. It also demonstrates how God’s perfect justice is restorative.
“The church must reemerge as the moral conscience of our nation.”
A 2019 Outreach Resource of the Year—Social Issues/Justice Category
“Readers will gain a holistic overview of past and present complexities concerning mass incarceration, and be encouraged toward future engagement with people at-risk or affected by them, in ways that are merciful, empathetic and just.”
Evaluated by Mark DeYmaz, an author, Outreach magazine contributing editor, founding pastor of Mosaic Church of Central Arkansas, and cofounder and president of Mosaix Global Network.