The biblical concept of justice focuses on the victim, the offender and the community, in the hope of restoring all to a sense of God’s wholeness. It is also important to understand that our Methodist heritage is rich with examples of ministries carried out in jails and prisons. John and Charles Wesley had a passion for those in prison. As early as 1778, the Methodist Conference adopted action making it the duty of every Methodist preacher to minister to those who were incarcerated. United Methodists have reaffirmed and expanded the mandate for prison ministry and reform in many different chapters of our denominational history. This is a part of our identity and call.
Adapted from Mission Plan for Restorative Justice Ministries from The Book of Resolutions of The United Methodist Church, 2012.
Goal: Ecumenical collaboration to provide support through advocacy, education, restorative justice and resources for individuals, families and communities affected by the criminal justice system. Everyone can do something!
Rev. Marilyn Schneider
Chairperson, Committee on Prison Ministry and Restorative Justice
The Christmas Cards:
October 21, 24, & 28
HEALING COMMUNITIES TRAINING AVAILABLE – REGISTER NOW!
Healing Communities is an excellent training program designed to assist churches in becoming “stations of hope” for those who have been impacted by the criminal justice system in any way. Come, learn, and help design a plan for how your church can provide hope and care for those whose struggles are often ignored in our society today.
This is a rare opportunity to obtain this training at no cost, as the event is sponsored by the West Chester Mission Link, via a Dewees Grant. The 6 hr training will be broken into three, 2-hr ZOOM sessions: Wednesday, October 21 and 28 from 6:30-8:30pm and Saturday, October 24 from 9:30-11:30am
CEU credit (6hrs, leadership) will be provided for CSMs and CLMs and clergy. You must attend all three sessions to complete the training and receive credit
Please register as quickly as possible before the 30 slots for this training are filled. Deadline for registration is October 11.
Register at: https://forms.gle/5mKT7LYRFWpzq3w18
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