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Episode 101 - Dominique Dubois Gilliard

“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)

Just Mercy book, film, and discussion guide

Dominique’s interview with Bryan Stevenson in Christianity Today

Slavery By Another Name: The Re-enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II by Douglas A. Blackmon

Criminal Justice and the Church course by Love Mercy Do Justice at the Evangelical Covenant Church

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Episode 043 with Malcolm Foley of the Baylor University Department of Religion

Episode 091 with Andrew Krinks on embodiment on death row

Episode 035 Jeanne Bishop, author and attorney

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