Religious leaders call for release of David Gilbert from New York prison

by Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv, Bishop-President of Pax Christi USA& Marie Dennis, Pax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace On his way out of office, Gov. Andrew Cuomo granted clemency to 10 people who had served long sentences, including David Gilbert. President Joe Biden last week also said that he was considering broader use of compassionate relief … Continue reading Religious leaders call for release of David Gilbert from New York prison

White Catholics today condemn slavery. But are they ready to fight its new manifestation—mass incarceration?

by Alessandra HarrisAmerica Magazine Many people, Catholics included, argue that slavery ended long ago. But in the words of Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, “slavery didn’t end—it evolved.” The American public’s conscience has been shocked into attention by the murders of African Americans like George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and … Continue reading White Catholics today condemn slavery. But are they ready to fight its new manifestation—mass incarceration?