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"Brokenness" by artist Alberto Mondragon
INCUBATE, STORIES

I Was That Broken Angel

Rev. Nora Jacob   |   May 13, 2019

As a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world, how do we offer encouragement and healing after harm has been done?

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Je Ne Se Pas by Rodriguez Charles
INCUBATE, STORIES

Art-Show Season with UrbanMission Community Partners: Beyond the Blue

Rev. Nora Jacob   |   December 03, 2018

Fall 2018 marks the third year of UrbanMission Community Partners’ InsideOut Art program. These art shows and alternative gift fairs exhibit creative work by artists who currently or previously have experienced incarceration.

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Stewart Detention Center, in the town of Lumpkin, Georgia
STORIES, PRISON AND JAIL, INCUBATE

Being with Jonathan

Rev. Nora Jacob   |   November 21, 2017

"What is the value of disconnection and isolation? Who benefits?" Rev. Nora Jacob gets a glimpse into life at a federal detention center on a visit with the NBA Prison and Jail Ministries Peer Group.

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InsideOut Art Show logo
INCUBATE, STORIES

Telling Our Stories

Rev. Nora Jacob   |   October 30, 2017

This year’s theme of UMCP's InsideOut Art Show, “The Distance Between Us,” was selected by incarcerated artists at the California Institution for Men.

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INCUBATE, PRISON AND JAIL, STORIES

Launching the Ministry...InsideOut

Rev. Nora Jacob   |   September 27, 2016

Creativity and protest, celebration and publicity—all of these, rolled into what we’re calling the InsideOut Art Show, will be unveiled October 7-8, 2016, in our fresh expression of ministry and mission in South Pomona, California.

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PRISON & JAIL MINISTRIES

Why Followers of Jesus Should Oppose Capital Punishment

May 26, 2021

Recently, there has been a rise in the number of executions of people on death row, particularly by the federal government. For decades, there have been debates over the use of capital punishment as a sentence for serious criminal offenses. What does the Bible say about capital punishment? Should followers of Jesus Christ, who was executed himself, oppose the use of capital punishment? Learn from a chaplain who has worked on death row in Florida for many years why followers of Jesus should be opposed to the use of capital punishment.

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C. Mark Palmer

Peer Group Convener
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ADVOCACY, PRISON AND JAIL MINISTRY, RE-ENTRY

Mission Behind Bars and Beyond envisions a world in which every community is equipped to welcome, support, and nurture every returning citizen to re-enter society as healthy and productive people.