DSC Prison Reform Sub-Committee

At the 28th Session of Annual Conference, resolution 21.10 Mass Incarceration and Restorative Justice passed. It was resolved that the Bishop appoint a committee of 5 to 7 people to join in the efforts with other United Methodists and the General Board of Church & Society to end mass incarceration by becoming actively involved throughout our Annual Conference by educating members and becoming involved in ministries and opportunities for:

  • Sentencing reform
  • Ending prison privatization
  • Developing just re-entry programs
  • Increasing participation and opportunities for in prison ministry
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#GivingTuesday: Connect your passion with God’s mission

Now is the time to start thinking about where you want your UMC #GivingTuesday gift to go on Nov. 28. There are more than 600 church-related Advance projects and more than 300 United Methodist missionaries to choose from. One of the great things about The Advance is that it allows you to invest your resources where your passion answers specific needs in the world, said Thomas Kemper, top executive with the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries. 100% of your donation will go to your mission choice.

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Prison Reform Conversation #3

What are the challenges men and women face when re-entering the general population? Join us on Tuesday, April 25, from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM, for the third Prison Reform conversation and find out. This conversation will feature a panel of returning citizens who will share their story about re-entry into society following their release.

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Prison Reform – Conversation #2

On March 28th attend either in person or via the ZOOM live streaming to participate in conversation #2 with different perspectives regarding life in prison. Perspectives regarding the juvenile population, abuse, spiritual hunger, and those who are imprisoned because of drug use or mental illness who might benefit more by other programs will be discussed.

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Prison Reform Conversation – Feb 28

Do you hope for the restoration of those affected by incarceration? Do you pray for prisons to become more rehabilitative places or for a restorative criminal justice system? Do you believe that bringing the love of Jesus to the incarcerated and their families, can create moments where people can encounter the living Christ? If you’ve heard God’s call but don’t know where to start, join this conversation.

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Prison Reform Conversations

On Feb 23, the Prison Reform Task group is holding a series of conversations on Prison Reform. The talks will cover a gamut of topics from incarceration to prison life, and life-after-prison. Churches are welcome to host live stream viewing groups or attend in-person.

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Interested in getting involved in prison reform?

Discussion #1 Presentation PPT

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