As you prepare to breathe life into those impacted by mass incarceration, the Pastor’s Page is designed to provide practical resources for reflective thought about this issue. There is hope. We believe that these pages will become a well from which servant-leaders may drink as we strive together to translate that hope into reality for our generation. For links to articles and research tools, please go to our Pastor’s Study page.
Ministry with Prisoners & Families
In Ministry with Prisoners & Families: The Way Forward, nationally recognized experts W. Wilson Goode, Charles E. Lewis, and Harold Dean Trulear are joined by an impressive list of contributors to address the critical issues of incarceration and prisoner reentry and their impact, especially on the African American community. Available now at Judsen Press.com and Amazon.com.
North Carolina Council of Churches
Click on “Reflection” at the top of the link below for the full discussion. http://www.actsoffaith.org/Acts_of_Faith/Acts_of_Faith_Year_A/Year_A_Part_1/restorative_overview.htm
Enfolding Ex-Prisoners – Inner Compass- hear Dr. Trulear, the director of our national initiative, Healing Communities, discuss the national model and the reintegration of formerly incarcerated persons into congregational life. http://vimeo.com/7687684
From ReEntry to Reintegration
Healing Communities offers a framework for faith communities. It seeks to engage congregations in the restoration and healing of people in their own congregations affected by crime, incarceration and reintegration after prison or jail. Learn about our national initiative and partnership with Healing Communities (HC) at www.healingcommunitiesusa.org. Exodus Foundation.org works with Healing Communities to provide practical assistance to local partner churches.