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All Souls Unitarian Church, Tulsa, OK


Oct 20, 2013

The sermon was delivered on Sunday, October 20, 2013, at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Rev. Barbara Prose, Assistant Minister, and Minister Randy Lewis, Adjunct Minister.

SERMON DESCRIPTION

The United States has the highest documented incarceration rate in the world. America locks up more of its citizens than Iceland, Japan, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Ireland, Germany and Italy… combined.

Wait, it gets worse. Oklahoma ranks first in the nation in the incarceration of women, second in the incarceration of black men, and third in the incarceration of men.

As members of a community of faith, we have a responsibility to resist a local culture which doesn’t seem to believe that redemption is real or that people deserve second chances.

Both of us have been involved with the criminal justice system in different ways over the years. We share a passion for justice and a desire to work together to make changes in our state. We hope you will come hear what we have to say about our broken system and join us as we continue to build our own, Free InDeed Prison Ministry here at All Souls.

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