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 complicated. The plea all through this assortment isn't really for a few greater, extra innovative establishment to specific justice. really, the invitation is to listen to from voices of expertise how the approach capabilities, take heed to what the establishment does to these locked in its cells, give some thought to what an execution contains, and, most significantly, consider the scandalous name to be in reconciled group with these whom society discards and the process silences. Our tale is that there are neither strong nor undesirable humans, neither felon nor loose international. we're all one.
“Back in 1973, Will Campbell observed that our retributive justice method used to be an affront to the gospel of Jesus Christ. 4 a long time later, ten instances as many of us are in the back of bars, and thousands of others were categorized ‘convicted felons’ for all times. the single strength nice adequate to beat our prison-industrial complicated is the ability 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, inventive 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 may still care concerning the lives of these incarcerated.”
—Jody Lewen, govt Director of the felony college venture and Director of Patten collage at San Quentin
“This selection of essays offers various voices and important views on America’s procedure of mass incarceration. Its extraordinary strengths contain the considerate items by way of incarcerated women and men and the old point of view won by means of together with older essays with fresh 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 undertaking, collage of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Will D. Campbell was once a Baptist preacher in Taylor, Louisiana, for 2 years earlier than taking the location of Director of non secular existence on the college of Mississippi from 1954 to 1956. compelled to depart the collage due to 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 kinfolk. Campbell’s Brother to a Dragonfly earned him the Lillian Smith Prize, the Christopher Award, and a countrywide booklet Award nomination. The happy River gained a first-prize award from the buddies of yankee Writers in 1982. His works have additionally gained a Lyndhurst Prize and an Alex Haley Award.
Richard Goode is Professor of heritage 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