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Civil Rights of Immigrants Campaign to hold meeting April 29, issues petition

April 22, 2021

Please join Gamaliel’s Civil Rights of Immigrants Campaign on April 29 at 6 p.m. CT (7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT) for El Día del Niño: Niños Migrantes No Acompañados (Children’s Day: Unaccompanied Migrant Children). On the 100th day of President Biden’s term in office, we’re taking action on behalf of the Unaccompanied Migrant Children who…

Gamaliel statement on the Chauvin Trial Verdict

April 21, 2021

The Board of Directors, staff and affiliates of the Gamaliel Network join in prayer for the family of George Floyd, residents of Minneapolis and across the country, as the emotions of joy and jubilation flow in response to the historic verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial. We realize that while justice is an unattainable ideal…

Mark your calendar for the next Transformational Justice in Action Meeting

April 15, 2021

Mark your calendar for our next Transformational Justice in Action meeting scheduled for April 23, 2021, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. CT (3:00 p.m. ET/12:00 p.m. PT). The meeting will include training and work on developing transformational narratives that contribute to the success of our campaign: 1) to pass a Justice Reinvestment Act that would…

Gamaliel statement on the police shooting death of Daunte Wright

April 14, 2021

Gamaliel stands in protest and mourning against the brutal death of Daunte Wright at the hands of police officers April 11. We stand with the Brooklyn Center, MN and Minneapolis/St. Paul communities as they cry out against this latest injustice and mourn the death of another senseless police shooting of a Black man.  It is…

Gamaliel Statement on the Act of Terrorism in Atlanta

March 18, 2021

The following is a statement from Rev. Dr. John C. Welch, Chair of Gamaliel’s Board of Directors, on the act of terrorism against the Asian population in Atlanta on March 16, 2021. In 1995, Timothy McVeigh terrorized Oklahoma City. In 1996, Eric Rudolph terrorized Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, GA. In 1999, Eric Harris and…

$10 Million Academy teaches affiliates to organize money as well as people

March 12, 2021

Gamaliel launched the $10 Million Academy on Monday, February 22, with 38 organizers and leaders from nine states participating. Attendees learned more about the difference between diffuse and diverse funding sources through stories about fundraising experiences shared by Lora McDonald, Executive Director, MORE 2, and David Liners, Executive Director, WISDOM. Rev. Cynthia Jarrold, Gamaliel National…

Strategic Campaigns Training and Planning Session with TJA

March 12, 2021

Gamaliel is committed to working toward the restoration of voting rights for people with conviction histories and securing a federal Justice Reinvestment Act that repairs some of the damage done in past legislation, especially the 1994 Federal Crime Bill. Now, it’s time to build a powerful and winning campaign rooted in the values of reparation,…

Gamaliel Registers for “Passport to Power” with First-Ever Online Fundraiser

March 3, 2021

Gamaliel’s first-ever online fundraiser, We Are Gamaliel: Passport to Power, was held Saturday, February 27 and live streamed to multiple platforms. The live streams and video recordings have been viewed more than 1,000 times, and the event brought in over $26,000 in investments. The evening was a virtual journey through Gamaliel, complete with tour guides…

Gamaliel establishes Rev. David Bigsby Religious Leaders’ Development Fund

February 18, 2021

Gamaliel Network is thrilled to announce the Rev. David Bigsby Religious Leaders’ Development Fund, which has been established to honor Bigsby as he approaches retirement and acknowledge his commitment to developing effective religious leaders. For more than three decades, Gamaliel has successfully trained men and women to build deep relationships with their wider communities. Hundreds…

Reparation. Responsibility. Reconciliation: Gamaliel Transformational Justice in Action Platform 2021

January 25, 2021

The following is Gamaliel’s Transformational Justice in Action Campaign’s 2021 Platform, which was released publicly during the Transformational Justice in Action meeting on January 22. This is a living document that was last updated on January 23, 2021. Download the platform document here: Gamaliel Transformational Justice in Action Platform 2021 As people of faith and…