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Suggested Reading

Ghandi the Man
by Eknath Easwaran

Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community
by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Strength to Love
by Martin Luther King, Jr.

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
by Michelle Alexander
Offered Classes

Mass Incarceration and the Gospel Call to Freedom

While the United States is home to only 5% of the world’s people, it contains 25% of the world’s prisoners. Over 2.2 million Americans are currently in jail or prison, and a highly disproportionate number of them are people of color. How did this happen? What does our faith have to say about it? This course will explore the landscape of our unjust corrections system using Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness as a guide. Together we will look at how God might be calling us to be change agents for freedom.

Reentry: Supporting Those on the Journey Home

Part of the unjust system of mass incarceration is a lack of support for people upon their release. Sent into an uninviting world without the necessary tools for success, many end up re-offending.  Key to breaking the cycle is not only access to services but accompaniment—people who will come alongside and support those reentering the community. This course will prepare people to serve in reentry programs, surveying both the basics of the corrections system and how to develop healthy relationships across a diversity of life experiences. It is offered as a prerequisite for those seeking to mentor returning residents or otherwise volunteer in emerging efforts.

To sign up for our next class or to learn when the next class starting call 202-387-8001