What is Independence in a Prison Nation?

As the United States celebrates Independence Day, there are over 2 million people incarcerated throughout the country. Unitarian Universalism has a message about the anti-Black prison industrial complex, a message of universal salvation and freedom from punishment. What might this message mean for us as Unitarian Universalists encountering the abolitionist movement today?

Join Guest Preacher Reverend Jason Lydon for this amazing service! Rev. Jason Lydon serves as the minister at the Second Unitarian Church of Chicago. Since his own incarceration in 2003, Rev. Jason has been active in prisoner solidarity work and abolitionist organizing. Rev. Jason founded the organization, Black and Pink, a national abolitionist organization focused on meeting the immediate needs of criminalized LGBTQ/HIV+ people. Rev. Jason has published numerous articles about theology and abolition as well as others focused on the harms of sexual violence in prison.

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