Sponsor Ending Mass Incarceration

The multifaith community is uniquely positioned to draw upon the ancient traditions, moral vocabulary, and institutional strength of our collective witness to address the depth of this human rights catastrophe. So far this has not happened, even in the Black church. Although there are ministries and congregational efforts supporting those who are presently or formerly incarcerated, religious communities have yet to speak in a clear theological voice about the systems that perpetuate mass incarceration, and to organize an effective moral witness against the laws, policies, and policing practices that contribute to its continuing evolution.


The main areas of work for this Initiative are:

● Convening and training faith leaders and their communities with practical tools for addressing and dismantling mass incarceration as a social justice issue in their local setting

● Identifying and coalescing faith communities around a strategic legislative agenda at the local, state, and national levels

● Laying the groundwork for the development of a strategy for reframing public narratives that shape the understanding of the prison industrial complex and its vast implications for public safety, quality of life, and other societal interests through a faith-rooted lens

● Organizing a national, multifaith network of partners on June 17-19, 2019 in Atlanta focused on abolishing mass incarceration


Co-sponsors of the Multifaith Initiative to End Mass Incarceration provide an annual donation of at least $10,000. The benefits of being a co-sponsor include:

● Having a seat on the EMI National Strategy Team and the Conference Planning Team

● Being listed on all communication collaterals as a co-sponsor

● Having the opportunity to place one piece of your organization’s collaterals in the Conference orientation packet

● Receiving a place at the Conference to distribute materials