Rev. Timothy Murphy

timothy-murphyRev. Dr. Timothy Murphy, Executive Director of Progressive Christians Uniting, holds a Ph.D. from Claremont School of Theology, with a focus on counter-imperial churching that promotes a planetary gospel. He also holds a M.Div. from Eden Theological Seminary and a B.A. from Centre College in Danville, KY. Timothy is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) with ministerial standing in the United Church of Christ. He served as the Minister for Youth and Social Justice at Pilgrim UCC in Carlsbad, CA for three years and has also worked as a student chaplain at an HIV/AIDS residential facility in St. Louis, MO as well as at a homeless shelter in Arlington, TX. his passions include transforming church into an alternative way of life, participating in small group ministries, and encouraging spiritual practices that inform social activism. He also enjoys reading and watching movies. Timothy currently resides in Pasadena with his wife Candace.

Fifty Years Ago…

ifty years ago on April 4, 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave a famously prophetic sermon where he publicly spoke out against the Vietnam War. He connected together the triple evils of militarism, racism, and classism. He called people to respond to the “fierce urgency of now.” This April 4, Justice Not Jails and the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity will be honoring the fiftieth anniversary of King’s call to action with a renewed call to work for justice in our society. We invite … [Read more...]

A Project Built on Passion Needs Your Love—and Your Support

We hear all the time from Justice Not Jails e-letter readers who tell us how much they value their regular Monday feed of news, views, original interviews, and solid information on every aspect of the struggle against mass incarceration and abusive policing. We know how much this matters to you and to more than 2,000 others like you who are actively committed to the work of justice. Today, for the first time ever, we're asking you to lend a hand to Justice Not Jails with a tax-deductible … [Read more...]

We Who Believe in Freedom Workshop: Saturday, 25 July

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We Who Believe in Freedom: Responding to Mass Incarceration

he United States has 5% of the world’s population but 25% of the world’s prison population. More than 60% of those in U.S. prisons are Black or Hispanic. How did this happen? Is there anything we can do about this? Please join us for a presentation and discussion featuring Rev. Timothy Murphy, Executive Director, Progressive Christians Uniting Sunday, February 1st, 2015, Noon to 2:00 p.m. Culver Palms United Methodist Church 4464 Sepulveda Blvd Culver City, CA 90230 Lunch will be … [Read more...]

Selma and Participatory Eschatology

I'm not a professional movie critic, but I recommend you go see the movie Selma. In addition to being a moving film, it educates in a non-didactic way about a crucial moment in American history. hat really jumped out for me beyond even the movie itself was the closing credits song and its theological profundity. Titled "Glory," and written by John Legend and Common, this award-winning song expresses the relationship of our actions and hope for a better world. It is a work of … [Read more...]