Open House with Dominique Gilliard

Dominique DuBois Gilliard is the Director of Racial Righteousness and Reconciliation for the Love Mercy Do Justice (LMDJ) initiative of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC). He spoke with Andre Henry, Program Director of CSA’s Racial Justice Institute, about our nation’s criminal justice system, systemic racism, and what public safety really looks like. Gilliard urges the church to explore more holistic, restorative alternatives to policing and incarceration, ones that are “more in line with the gospel vision of Shalom than what we continue to see perpetuated in communities of color.”

Gilliard is the author of Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice that Restores, which won the 2018 Book of the Year Award for InterVarsity Press. Listen in on their conversation!

Open House with Dominique Gilliard from Christians for Social Action on Vimeo.

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Nonviolent Action Method Method #6: Group or Mass Petitions

From Gene Sharp

One example is the petition organized by United We Dream, urging people to protect immigrant youth by protecting the DREAM Act.

(You can read more about the different methods of nonviolent protest in Gene Sharp’s book The Politics of Nonviolent Action.