GC2 Summit on Mass Incarceration Thabiti Anyabwile
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GC2 Summit on Mass Incarceration
Thabiti Anyabwile
SESSIONS TIME
1. The Gospel and Mass ... 33 MINS
2. A New Mindset on Mass ... 18 MINS
3. Story of a Formerly ... 13 MINS
4. Reintegration and Collateral ... 17 MINS
5. The Role of the Church in Mass ... 17 MINS
6. Pastors, Research, and the ... 11 MINS
7. Church Engagement in Mass ... 13 MINS
8. What Is Mass Incarceration? 25 MINS
9. Politics & Mass Incarceration 19 MINS
10. Is Ministry Among the ... 15 MINS
11. A Special Note on Mass ... 12 MINS
Mass incarceration is a human rights and justice issue impacting over 2.3 million adults and youth, along with their families and victims. The U.S. is known as the land of the free, yet more people are locked up than any other country in the world. Representing less than 5% of the world’s population, we now hold almost 25% of the world’s total prison population. While mass incarceration impacts individuals and communities, the impact is felt more deeply by those who are people of color and the poor.

Mass incarceration is an issue which has been largely ignored by the Church. Now is the time for the Church to speak up about the injustices and respond with justice, mercy, and compassion.

The GC2 Summit on Mass Incarceration was a one-day event where top leaders in the field, representing different disciplines, who tackled difficult issues of mass incarceration. This series of videos will equip you to speak up for justice and act in ways that honor our Lord Jesus as well as each individual as made in the image of God.
 
OTHER SERIES WITH Thabiti Anyabwile
Thabiti Anyabwile
In the summer of 2016, the United States was reeling from several deaths that spurred nationwide uproar. On July 5, 2016, Alton Sterling, a black man, was shot by two white police officers in Baton Rouge, LA. Just one day later, Philando Castile, also a black man, was shot by a Hispanic-American police officer in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. These two deaths were the motivation behind the fatal shooting of five Dallas police officers on July 7, 2016. One week after these events, Acts 29 held its summer gathering of pastors and leaders. As part of the event, pastor and Acts 29 president, Matt Chandler, hosted a timely panel discussion with several pastors to discuss racism, police brutality, white privilege, and the recent shootings from a Christocentric vantage point.

Pastors participating in the panel discussion are: 

  • Eric Mason, Lead Pastor of Epiphany Fellowship in Philadelphia, PA
  • Léonce Crump, Senior Pastor of Renovation Church in Atlanta, GA
  • Brandon Washington, Pastor of Preaching and Vision of The Embassy Church in Denver, CO
  • Dwayne Bond, Lead Pastor of Preaching and Vision of Wellspring Church in Charlotte, NC
  • Thabiti Anyabwile, Lead Pastor of Anacostia River Church in Washington, D.C.

In light of the recent deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Abery, and Breonna Taylor, we invite you to watch this discussion that is as necessary and timely in 2020 as it was in 2016.
SESSIONS TIME
1. Race and Reconciliation 1 HR 23 MINS
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