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Columbus Effective Resistance Petition for a volunteer Civilian Police Review Board:   If you want to pledge to sign the petition visit Please share this link! There is also a Facebook page: 


Torture is a Moral Issue

As the grievous loss of Kalief Browder reveals, we must act with urgency to end the devastation of solitary confinement. To that end, the National Religious Campaign Against Torture announces the release of a new NRCAT film, Breaking Down the Box, a 40-minute documentary for communities of faith, to expose the torture of solitary confinement in the context of mass incarceration in the United States.  Produced by filmmaker Matthew Gossage, the film examines the mental health, racial justice and human rights implications of the systemic use of solitary confinement in U.S. prisons. It is a call to action for communities of faith to engage in the growing nationwide movement for restorative alternatives to isolated confinement that prioritize rehabilitation, therapeutic interventions, and recovery.  Watch the film online and then download or order a DVD for use in your congregation or community, at no cost. 


Sign Up Now for Simply Living's Earth Institute Discussion Courses 
Two new courses will be offered this Summer and/or Fall.  Class sizes are limited to 8-12 people. 

 1) Hungry for Change:  Food, Ethics, and Sustainability:  What we eat matters—the food choices we make every day have an impact on our planet. The class will meet for 6 weeks.  Cost for the book is $27.

 2) Change is Our Choice: Creating Climate Solutions: The science has long been settled: climate change is real and it’s happening all around us right now. Our new five-session discussion course on climate action will help you take action to increase resilience and mitigate the impacts of climate change.

 Contact Pam Patsch <> to sign up for one or both classes. Indicate which days/evenings are best for you! Dates, time, and location will be arranged to accommodate participants. More info about these and other Earth Institute discussion courses HERE. See the full announcement HERE.


Voices for Human Needs has posted a new item, 'Fact of the Week: Nearly Half of Americans Would Struggle with Unexpected Expense of $400' 

Forty-seven percent of Americans either could not cover an emergency expense costing $400 or would have to borrow money or sell something to cover it, according to a recent report from the Federal Reserve System. The picture is bleaker for households with incomes under $40,000: over two-thirds of these households said they would struggle with ……You may view the latest post at

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