“We are a nation that has become addicted to incarceration.”
Dominique Gilliard is an author, speaker, teacher, and the Director of Racial Righteousness and Reconciliation for the Love Mercy Do Justice initiative of the Evangelical Covenant Church. His first book, Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice that Restores was the topic of our conversation today. The question is one of restorative justice, discovering how to do justice in ways that seeks restoration instead of punishment, specifically examining the system of incarceration in the U.S.
Dominique also has a new book coming out in August 2021 called Subversive Witness: Scripture’s Call to Leverage Privilege. Follow him on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to keep up with his work!
Mentioned in this episode:
Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice that Restores by Dominique Dubois Gilliard with video curriculum
Video of ministry and master’s program at Stateville Correctional Facility offered by North Park Theological Seminary
Tulia, Texas documentary
True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality documentary by Equal Justice Initiative (EJI)
Dominique’s interview with Bryan Stevenson in Christianity Today
Criminal Justice and the Church course by Love Mercy Do Justice at the Evangelical Covenant Church
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