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Restorative Justice and Prison Ministry
March 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Restorative Justice and Prison Ministry, Day of Learning
Have you ever pondered when Jesus said, “I was in prison and you visited me…,” might I have the courage and a way to do that?Have you had an interest in, or passion for, restorative justice? Or, are you looking for ways to reach those in prison in a substantial and meaningful way? Please join us for the Restorative Justice and Prison Ministry workshop. This timely Day of Learning is on at Edenton Street United Methodist Church in Raleigh.
Noted New Testament Professor Douglas Campbell will share about restorative justice in the morning. Rev. Mark Hicks, with decades of prison ministry experience, will unpack the basics of building a ministry with leaders from your church and community.
The event will include presentations by former inmate participants and volunteers. You will also hear from active statewide and local prison ministry organizations and learn about ways you can get involved in existing organizations.
- Understand current practices in restorative justice (where offenders and victims and the community seek to be reconciled and restored) .
- Discern if you or your church is ready to commit to prison ministry.
- Learn about the various agencies needing clergy and lay help.
- Determine if you want to further explore training in prison ministries.
Event Partners are: Disciple Bible Outreach Ministries www.disciplebibleoutreach.org, Duke Divinity Thriving Rural Communities Initiative, Duke Divinity Office of Field Education, Academy for Leadership Excellence, Criminal Justice and Mercy Ministries Committee of the NCCUMC