By Richard C. Goode,Will D. Campbell
Replicating the firsthand nature of Will Campbell’s unique Katallagete assortment, twenty new essays pull again the veil on today’s prison-industrial advanced. The plea all through this assortment isn't for a few greater, extra revolutionary establishment to special justice. really, the invitation is to listen to from voices of expertise how the procedure features, take heed to what the establishment does to these locked in its cells, contemplate what an execution contains, and, most significantly, ponder the scandalous name to be in reconciled neighborhood with these whom society discards and the method silences. Our tale is that there are neither strong nor undesirable humans, neither felon nor unfastened global. we're all one.
“Back in 1973, Will Campbell observed that our retributive justice procedure used to be an affront to the gospel of Jesus Christ. 4 a long time later, ten occasions as many folks are at the back of bars, and thousands of others were categorised ‘convicted felons’ for all times. the single strength nice adequate to beat our prison-industrial complicated is the facility that raised Jesus from the lifeless. Thank God, that strength is alive and well—both in those essays and in our world.”
—Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, writer of "The Awakening of Hope"
“The paintings of Campbell and Goode has extra highbrow rigor, ethical integrity, artistic originality, and religious ardour than whatever i've got encountered in my 13 years of doing felony paintings . . . learn those testimonials and you may by no means back ask yourself why an individual should still care concerning the lives of these incarcerated.”
—Jody Lewen, government Director of the criminal collage undertaking and Director of Patten college at San Quentin
“This selection of essays provides a variety of voices and important views on America’s approach of mass incarceration. Its remarkable strengths contain the considerate items by means of incarcerated women and men and the ancient point of view received by way of together with older essays with contemporary scholarship. This e-book makes a transparent, sincere, and shrewdpermanent case for radical reappraisal of the perform of imprisonment. It merits a large viewers between those that care approximately violence and justice.”
—Rebecca Ginsburg, Director of the schooling Justice venture, college of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Will D. Campbell was once a Baptist preacher in Taylor, Louisiana, for 2 years prior to taking the placement of Director of non secular lifestyles on the college of Mississippi from 1954 to 1956. pressured to depart the college as a result of his ardent Civil Rights participation, Campbell served at the nationwide Council of church buildings as a race kinfolk advisor. Campbell labored heavily with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., John Lewis, and Andrew younger towards enhancing race family. Campbell’s Brother to a Dragonfly earned him the Lillian Smith Prize, the Christopher Award, and a countrywide ebook Award nomination. The completely satisfied River gained a first-prize award from the chums of yank Writers in 1982. His works have additionally received a Lyndhurst Prize and an Alex Haley Award.
Richard Goode is Professor of background at Lipscomb college. He edited Will Campbell’s Writings on Reconciliation and Resistance (Cascade, 2010) and authored with Will Campbell Crashing the Idols (Cascade, 2010).
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And the Criminals with Him: Essays in Honor of Will D. Campbell and All the Reconciled by Richard C. Goode,Will D. Campbell