Carol Fredrich is CEO of Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry in Cleveland, Ohio. This response was written in collaboration with her staff partners. LMM’s Community Re-Entry program has advocated and served with people involved in the criminal justice system for over 35 years.
 Given the extensive biblical references to seeking justice, lifting the afflicted, and Jesus’ announcement of his ministry as “freeing the captive, and bringing good news to the poor,” we should all applaud Hearing the Cries, the thorough study developed by the ELCA Criminal Justice Task Force, chaired by the capable Cynthia Osborne. The diversity […]