The Multifaith
Initiative to End
Mass Incarceration

We have the power to end mass incarceration through faith, action and public policy.

The Multifaith
Initiative to End
Mass Incarceration

We have the power to end mass incarceration through faith, action and public policy.

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People in US prisons and jails
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US imprisonment rate per 100K

Who Are we?

Multi-Faith US Coalition

The Multifaith Initiative to End Mass Incarceration leverages the power of US faith leaders and communities to emphatically demand and act for the end to mass incarceration through congregational engagement, narrative advancement, and public policy education.

INCARCERATION RATE PER 100,000 PEOPLE

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What Are We Doing?

Our Three Pillars

Congregational Engagement

Congregational Engagement

To convene, train, and equip
leaders of faith and moral courage and their communities using practical tools to facilitate local work on the issue of mass incarceration.

Narrative
Advancement

Narrative
Advancement

To change the perspective of
the faith community around mass incarceration by educating and producing messaging that
accurately reflects the bias of the
legal punishment system and
a prophetic faith-based
reparative justice
response.

Public Policy Education

Public Policy
Education

To champion, educate, and
support faith leaders to use advocacy principles in order to influence the creation and development of public
policy at the local and
national levels.

What Are We Doing?

Our Three Pillars

Congregational
Engagement

Congregational
Engagement

To convene, train, and equip leaders of faith and moral courage and their communities using practical tools to facilitate local work on the issue of mass incarceration.

Narrative
Advancement

Narrative
Advancement

To change the perspective of the faith community around mass incarceration by educating and producing messaging that accurately reflects the bias of the legal punishment system and a prophetic faith-based reparative justice response.

Public Policy
Education

Public Policy
Education

To champion, educate, and support faith leaders to use advocacy principles in order to influence the creation and development of public policy at the local and national levels.

Testimonial

From Our Founder

Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock

Mass incarceration is one of the most critical moral issues of our time. When we fight to end mass incarceration, we fight for voting rights, we fight against job discrimination, we fight for the humanity and dignity of poor people.

Our History

Working To Transform Justice

The Multifaith Movement to End Mass Incarceration (EMI) began with the Reverend Raphael Warnock, the Rev. Dr. Katherine Henderson and Rabbi Peter Berg sharing a vision to see faith communities collectively organize to stop the human rights catastrophe of mass incarceration. 

Mission

The Multifaith Initiative to End Mass Incarceration (EMI) leverages the power of U.S. faith leaders and communities to emphatically demand and act for an end to mass incarceration on the local and national level.

Vision

EMI organizes an effective moral witness against the laws, policies, and policing practices that contribute to mass incarceration, drawing upon ancient traditions, moral vocabulary, and institutional strength to address the depth of this human rights catastrophe.

Goals

We engage congregations and their leaders to educate their communities and move them towards actions that end mass incarceration. We offer models and training toward changing the narrative of incarceration, lifting up theologies of forgiveness, compassion, and justice.

Faith In Action

The Importance of Proximity with EMI Executive Director Rev. Devon Jerome Crawford

From The Blog

State of Georgia Senate. Ornate inside of the chambers

Multifaith EMI Statement on SB 63 Vote

The cash bail system’s expansion starkly illustrates its functional criminalization of not just the economically vulnerable but also organizations and churches pooling resources to pay bail for those unable to afford it.

State of Georgia Senate. Ornate inside of the chambers

Multifaith EMI Statement on SB 63 Vote

The cash bail system’s expansion starkly illustrates its functional criminalization of not just the economically vulnerable but also organizations and churches pooling resources to pay bail for those unable to afford it.

Resources

You have the power to change the narratiave about mass incarceration in your community.

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