Fellowship of Heretics Daily Devotional: November 11, 2016 — I was in Prison and You Visited Me

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HOLY HERETIC DEVOTIONAL-Nov. 11, 2016-I WAS IN PRISON AND YOU VISITED ME

Compiled by Mercy Junction Justice and Peace Center Director Beth Foster

“[Prison] relieves us of the responsibility of seriously engaging with the problems of our society, especially those produced by racism and, increasingly, global capitalism.”
— Angela Y. Davis, Are Prisons Obsolete?

“The prison therefore functions ideologically as an abstract site into which undesirables are deposited, relieving us of the responsibility of thinking about the real issues afflicting those communities from which prisoners are drawn in such disproportionate numbers. This is the ideological work that the prison performs—it relieves us of the responsibility of seriously engaging with the problems of our society, especially those produced by racism and, increasingly, global capitalism.”
― Angela Y. Davis, Are Prisons Obsolete?

Today’s Action: Read this article: Abolish Prisons No bullshit thoughts on what’s wrong with the U.S. prison system, and things we can do to get rid of it. https://abolishprisons.org/2012/01/19/four-ideas-from-angela-davis/

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