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Top 10 Harm Reduction Policy Demands

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Merciful and loving God, watch over all those have lost their freedom due to this nation’s war on drugs. Be with those who’s lives are lived within the walls of our jails and prisons, being denied connection to your creation. Let them see you out in the rec yard, in each other and in themselves. Help these souls see that the journey to you, gracious God, is an inward journey and not an outward one. Give them a sense of peace and dignity within a system designed
to strip away our shared humanity.

The Rev Paul Bennett, All Saints Episcopal Church. “A prayer for Narcan Saves”

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Min. Blyth Barnow is Fueled by Faith

“All those wins on election night just told us that people are looking for a new way forward,” explained Minister Blyth Barnow, Harm Reduction Manager at Faith in Public Life. “People have seen that this war on drugs – which has always been rooted in anti-Blackness, racism, white supremacy, and anti-immigrant sentiment – [is] deadly and dangerous … for everybody and people are tired of it. They want to try something new.”

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