Prison Ministry is a ministry of love, advocacy, and reconciliation.
· Seven million citizens are active in the US criminal justice system.
· 2.2 million US men and women are incarcerated.
· 1 in every 100 men, 1 in every 1700 women resides in a state or federal facility.
What do these facts tell us about our country, our communities, our relationships? What do we as people of faith, both the incarcerated and those on the outside, have to say about these realities? How do they call us to be engaged as Jesus’ family?
Visiting the incarcerated becomes a prophetic ministry. It changes lives. It opens doors to find solutions. It fills deep empty places with hope and love.
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“I was in prison and you visited me” and the unknowing righteous will ask “when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?”And the king will say, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” (Mathew 25: 34-46 NRSV)