Enslavement & Freedom

Freedom is something we all strive for. Yet how do we unknowingly perpetuate bondage? Join us as we reflect on enslavement and the search for freedom.

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Emilie Townes: Lament in Faith Communities

Rev. Dr. Emilie Townes discusses the role of lament in speaking the truth about pain and injustice so that communities of faith can work toward freedom.

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Jeannie Alexander: The Myth of Security

Jeannie Alexander, Co-founder and Director of No Exceptions Prison Collective, talks about the narrative of security that keeps many from living free.

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Susan Hudson McBride: Holding Opposites

Prison activist and theology student Susan Hudson McBride tells a powerful story that shows the importance of holding opposites in our understanding of...

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Emilie Townes: Feelings Without Knowledge

In this Encounter, Dr. Townes speaks to the destructive human tendency to experience feelings without knowledge.

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Jeannie Alexander: Action Items

Jeannie Alexander, Co-Founder and Director of No Exceptions Prison Collective, offers ways to act on the mass incarceration problem in the U.S.

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Emilie Townes: How Do We Perpetuate Captivity?

In this video Encounter, Rev. Dr. Emilie Townes reflects on the institutions and ideas that perpetuate captivity, even if we do not realize it.

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Reflections
Reflective questions and discussion topics to engage with the action items Jeannie Alexander provides in the Encounter.
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Encounters
Jeannie Alexander, Co-Founder and Director of No Exceptions Prison Collective, offers ways to act on the mass incarceration problem in the U.S.
about 3 years ago
Guided Paths
In this Guide, there are various reflections on the institutions and ideas that perpetuate captivity.
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Actions
This Action provides an option to tweet or share on Facebook about the Moyo topic, Enslavement & Freedom.
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Reflections
In this excerpt from a longer piece, Johnny Sears discusses contemporary Christians can become blinded to God's presence in the world through our desire for security.
about 3 years ago
Encounters
In this video Encounter, Rev. Dr. Emilie Townes reflects on the institutions and ideas that perpetuate captivity, even if we do not realize it.
about 3 years ago
Guided Paths
This Guide discusses the reality of prison life while also offering information about prison policy in the U.S. that has created a mass incarceration problem.
about 3 years ago
Actions
Most people are unaware of how current prison policies will affect and grow incarcerated populations in the future. Learn more about how our policies are creating a mass incarceration problem.
about 3 years ago
Reflections
This poem illustrates the experience of a young white child who lived in the South during the United States Civil Rights Movement (1954-1968). We follow her as she contemplates the difference between what she heard in church and what she witnessed in her everyday life. As you read, contemplate these types of differences in your own life and how you can address them in a positive, justice oriented way.
about 3 years ago
Encounters
Susan Hudson McBride, a former volunteer prison chaplain, student of theology and prison activist, shows the common misconceptions about prison life that is created by movies.
about 3 years ago

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