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Today is U.S. Census Day-Take the Gamaliel 2020 Census Challenge!

April 1, 2020

Today, April 1, is U.S. Census Day. It is not a deadline—it is the date for determining who is counted and where they are counted in the 2020 Census. The numbers secured from the census are critical. They determine where future federal and state funding is directed and how electoral district boundaries are determined for…

Join us for a Decarceration Virtual Town Hall

April 1, 2020

Join me, along with leaders and organizers from across the Gamaliel Network, for a Decarceration Virtual Town Hall, as we continue our fight to reduce the number of people being held in our prisons, jails, and detention centers during the coronavirus pandemic. The town hall, scheduled for Thursday, April 2, at 5:30 p.m. CT (6:30 p.m.…

A successful rally-now it’s time to take action to decarcerate our vulnerable sisters and brothers!

March 20, 2020

Gamaliel Decarceration Virtual Rally   Yesterday’s Decarceration Virtual Rally was a huge success thanks to an all-star line-up of speakers.  Rev. Dr. John Welch, chair of the Gamaliel Board of Directors, and Rev. Marian Boyle-Rohloff, chair of the Gamaliel Religious Leaders’ Caucus, co-moderated the event which included moving testimonies from Gamaliel leaders impacted by the criminal justice system;…

Gamaliel Network to Call for Decarceration at Facebook Live Event

March 18, 2020

We encourage you to join us for a Facebook Live event on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. CT.  At the event, leaders from across our Network will call for immediate decarceration of vulnerable populations in our jails, prisons, and detention centers. It is clear that with the rapid spread of COVID-19, no individual,…

Gamaliel Statement on COVID-19 – Gamaliel is acting to protect our communities!

March 17, 2020

Good afternoon, Gamaliel has been watching with concern the impact of the spread of the coronavirus in this country and around the globe.  The effects thus far have been monumental—schools have been closed, community events have been cancelled or postponed, many workers have been asked to work from home, cities and states have declared states…

NLT Nashville is postponed until further notice

March 12, 2020

Good afternoon, It has been a week of unsettling news, especially with the rapid spread of the Coronavirus. We want to make clear that our priority is keeping our participants and affiliates safe, and out of potential harm’s way. I have spoken many times with our staff, and we have been in conversation with the…

Join Gamaliel in supporting the North Nashville tornado recovery effort!

March 11, 2020

As you know a tornado that reached a magnitude of EF-4 struck Nashville last week, killing twenty-five people across the region and devastating entire neighborhoods, schools, businesses, and churches.  Among the damaged or destroyed churches are three member congregations of the Gamaliel affiliate in Nashville, NOAH.  Those churches include:  New Covenant Christian Church, whose pastor…

Pilsen Neighbors Community Council hosts successful 2nd Driver’s License Reinstatement Expo

February 14, 2020

On Saturday, January 25, 2020, Pilsen Neighbors Community Council (PNCC)—a Gamaliel affiliate in Chicago—hosted its second Driver’s License Reinstatement Expo at Malcolm X College with more than 2200 people in attendance.  PNCC partnered with Chicago Bar Association, Malcolm X College, Cook County Public Defender, Illinois Secretary of State, Clerk of the Circuit Court, City of…

Long-time Gamaliel leader awarded MLK Heritage Award by Wisconsin governor

February 6, 2020

Rev. Willie Brisco, a long-time Gamaliel leader in the fight for racial and economic justice, was awarded Wisconsin’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Heritage Award on January 20 at the 40th annual MLK Tribute and Ceremony.  Gov. Tony Evers was present to honor Rev. Brisco who has been working with the governor and other Wisconsin leaders…

Gamaliel leaders speak truth to power at “The People’s Caucus” presidential candidates forum

January 31, 2020

  See pictures from “The People’s Caucus” View the FaceBook Live recording of “The People’s Caucus” Candidate forum flyer. Register at: wethepeople2020.eventbrite.com Gamaliel affiliate Quad Cities Interfaith, along with the other Gamaliel affiliates in Illinois and Iowa—Faith Coalition for the Common Good, Gamaliel of Metro Chicago, United Congregations of Metro East, and Johnson County Interfaith…