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Webinar: Incarceration, Justice, and Restoration

The National Benevolent Association and Reconciliation Ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) are proud to offer a 3-part webinar series focused on congregational and general church involvement in prison and jail issues.

Educational Webinar II: Incarceration, Justice, and Restoration - Tools to equip congregations to reflect and study mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness

Download the presentation slides below and view the webinar video at the bottom right of this page.

This webinar offers an introduction on how to lead a book study of Michelle Alexander's book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. This webinar is in part a follow-up from resolution GA-1323 presented and affirmed at the 2013 General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) as to how congregations can begin to learn about and get involved in prison-related topics.

Facilitators: Rev. Dean W. Bucalos, Mission Specialist for NBA Prison and Jail Ministries, and Rev. April G. Johnson, Minister of Reconciliation for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Moderator: Rev. Monica Wedlock Kilpatrick, NBA Director of Disciples Care Exchange & Affinity Groups

About the NBA Prison and Jail Affinity Group

The National Benevolent Association (NBA) of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is excited to initiate a collaborative ministry addressing justice issues within America’s prisons and jails. In particular, NBA will focus on supporting congregations as they engage in prison and jail related ministries and in connecting conversations across Disciples-related ministries in order to strengthen this work.  As part of the NBA’s strategic initiatives, Rev. Dean Bucalos has been contracted with the NBA as a mission specialist for prison and jail ministries. Throughout the life of the Disciples church, ministries such as the Disciples Center for Public Witness, Reconciliation Ministries, and Disciples Home Missions have been engaged in advocacy efforts related to prison and jail ministries. Contact us to get involved!

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