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Faith for Decarceration Weekend

February 22-24 is the weekend of action for  New York’s faith communities in support of decarcerating jails, protecting due process, and ending wealth and race-based jailing. Use the toolkit below to preach, pray, lead a discussion and/or share a handout about the moral necessity of bail reform with your congregation. (Let us know you're participating at

You can participate in any way that makes sense for your community, for example:

  • Preaching on these topics

  • Using the prayers included in the toolkit

  • Leading a discussion

  • Showing the #FREEnewyork faith leader video (to be completed soon and linked to the toolkit)

  • Distributing a handout on bail, discovery and speedy trial reform and how to take action: Christian, Jewish, Muslim

We would appreciate your letting us know that your faith community will be participating. Please fill out this brief form:

Later Event: February 23
Social Movement Strategy Training