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Jesus saved an ex-con : political activism and redemption after incarceration

Author: Edward Flores
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Religion and social transformation.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book sheds light on how former gang members and formerly incarcerated persons wage campaigns to expend the rights of those with criminal records. While the use of religion to rehabilitate and redeem has been a cultural touchstone of the modern era, such religious outreach has typically been associated with an emphasis on private spirituality. By contrast, this book examines how formerly incarcerated persons  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Flores
ISBN: 9781479884148 1479884146 9781479864546 1479864544
OCLC Number: 1031947885
Description: xi, 203 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The incorporation of faith-based organizations into criminal justice reform / with Jennifer Elena Cossyleon --
Prophetic redemption --
Making good through prophetic redemption --
"There is tension in democracy": the FORCE Project --
"Imagine a circle with no one outside of it": the homeboys local organizing committee --
Returning citizenship / with Jennifer Elena Cossyleon.
Series Title: Religion and social transformation.
Responsibility: Edward Orozco Flores.

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"This book sheds light on how former gang members and formerly incarcerated persons wage campaigns to expend the rights of those with criminal records. While the use of religion to rehabilitate and redeem has been a cultural touchstone of the modern era, such religious outreach has typically been associated with an emphasis on private spirituality. By contrast, this book examines how formerly incarcerated persons utilize faith-based organizations and the public arena." -- from book cover.

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"In this book, Edward Orozco Flores contributes to the growing debate on criminal justice reform by showing how ex-prisoners--now 'returning citizens'--are giving back to American communities. They Read more...

 
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