Dear Bishops, Pastors, Men and Women of God,
The United States in 2011 has 5% of the world's population but 25% of the world's incarcerated population. Over 60% of the incarcerated population in the US are minorities and over 30% are minority men -especially black men. There are more blacks in US prisons than 1850 in the days of Jim Crow as researched by Michelle Alexander in her book: The New Jim Crow:
The Body of Christ in America can no longer turn a blind eye to this troubling and disturbing practice going on right under our watch. Experts, lawyers and the FBI have combed all the prison records and discovered that crime has dramatically declined in the United States, but Mass Incarceration of especially minorities has increased exponentially with all the sufferings and pains it has generated and is generating for families, communities and friends. The Church cannot sit supinely while multitudes languish in despair in jails and prisons for up to 25years especially for non-violent crimes that require rehabilitation. The Church Cannot Be Silent-God Will hold Us Responsible For Not Being The Watchmen the Church Should Be. It Is Not Late. God is Calling the Church to Speak Against Mass Incarceration and Commodification of Inmates on Wall Street in the United States. WHAT DO YOU THINK? Click the link below and learn more!!
Ezekiel 34: 2-5: "This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Woe to the shepherds of Israel who only take care of themselves! Should not shepherds take care of the flock? You eat curds, clothe yourselves with the wool and slaughter the choice animals, but you do not take care of the flock. You have not strengthened the weak or healed the sick or bound up the injured. You have not brought back the strays or searched for the lost...So they were scattered because there was no shepherd, and when they were scattered they became food for all the wild animals."
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