All are invited to Welcome Home Sunday, May 31 at 3 pm at Dillard University. Join us in sharing how we can make our communities of faith a place of welcome and not shame for formerly incarcerated persons.
November 04, 2014
Christians prompted by churches and a host of faith-based advocacy organizations to exercise their right to vote and help shape America's culture and future, are expected to flood the polls in the name of Jesus Tuesday.
October 09, 2014
More than 200 faith leaders gathered Oct. 7 at Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church in New Orleans for the "I Matter, We Matter Action" program that focused on using restorative justice practices in the education system versus punitive measures for disciplining youth.
October 08, 2014
Leaders of the New Orleans public schools with the highest student-suspension rates say they have started to change their discipline practices, and pledged to do more. Sci Academy, for example, which suspended 58 percent of its students in 2012-13, has sent none home so far this year, Principal Rhonda Dale said Tuesday night.
September 25, 2014
The Micah Project, a faith-based organization that works with 16 church congregations in the New Orleans area, recently held a town hall meeting at Household of Faith Family Worship Church to present an alternative, “restorative justice” approach to the issue of school discipline. The idea is to replace the harsh, zero-tolerance policies that have resulted in a large number of student suspensions.
Read the Times-Picayune series “Louisiana Incarcerated,” which explores why Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate in the world how our prisons and jails function.
The MICAH Project and PICO National Network are nonpartisan and are not aligned explicitly or implicitly with any candidate or party. We do not endorse or support candidates for office.