NASHVILLE, N.C. (RNS) — Evangelical schools such as Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary offer inmates a free, on-site college degree if they promise they'll minister to other inmates once they graduate.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) – For the last two decades, Eritrean authorities have persecuted religious groups, frequently arresting church leaders and detaining them in small shipping container prisons where advocates say they're routinely deprived of water, food, proper sanitation and medicines.
(AP) — Italy has relied mostly on arresting and deporting suspected extremists to try to keep the country safe from terrorism. But the Italian government has come to embrace prevention, too, especially in the prisons it doesn't want to become training grounds for potential extremists.
...priests, ministers, and rabbis are on the front line and frustrated by the futility of the War on Drugs.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Ian Acheson wrote in The Times that the country’s prison services face a serious challenge in which the unchecked growth of radical Islam may soon pose “a lethal threat to national security.”
WASHINGTON (RNS) The campaign to abolish the death penalty has been freshly invigorated this month in a series of actions that supporters say represents increasing evidence that America may be losing its taste for capital punishment. By Kevin Johnson/USA Today.