EJI - Equal Justice Initiative"The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society." - EJI About page
Michigan Center for Youth Justice"We work to advance policies and practices that reduce confinement and support trauma-informed, racially equitable, socio-economically and culturally responsive, community-based solutions for Michigan’s justice-involved children, youth and young adults." - Michigan Center for Youth Justice About Us, Our Vision & Mission page
The Sentencing Project"The Sentencing Project works for a fair and effective U.S. criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing policy, addressing unjust racial disparities and practices, and advocating for alternatives to incarceration." - The Sentancing Project About Us page
Southern Poverty Law Center"The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality." - Southern Poverty Law Center What We Do page
Patheos - Global Religion & SpiritualityWritten by the world's leading authorities on religion and spirituality, the Patheos Library offers the most accurate and balanced information available on the web. In this section, you’ll find a list of the top 50 Major Religious traditions, arranged by origin. For each, Patheos offers thorough, peer-reviewed, encyclopedic information that helps readers understand its origins, history, beliefs, rituals, ethics, and community structures.
The Pluralism Project - Harvard University"An ongoing research effort, the Pluralism Project studies and interprets religious diversity and interfaith relations in the United States." - The Pluralism Project About page
Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious PracticesIn 1,800 pages across 3 volumes, Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices provides information on current religious practices around the world with an emphasis on how religions impact the daily lives of their followers. Volume 1, Religions of the World, contains 20-to-25-page entries on 13 major religions, such as Christianity and Islam, and 3-to-5 page entries on 28 religious subgroups, such as Shi'ites or Baptists. Volumes 2 and 3 focus on the significant religions in 193 countries; entries range from 3-8 pages.
Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP-USA)"AVP-USA is an association of community, school and prison-based groups offering experiential workshops in personal growth, community development and creative conflict management.
Founded in prison and developed from the real life experiences of prisoners, AVP encourages every person’s innate power to positively transform first themselves and then the world we live in." - AVP-USA About Us page
The Forgiveness Project"The Forgiveness Project collects and shares stories from both victims/survivors and perpetrators of crime and conflict who have rebuilt their lives following hurt and trauma." - The Forgiveness Project About Us page