Ministry & Policy Forum
The Church in the Era of Mass Incarceration: Examining the Role of Advocacy, Criminal Justice Reform, and Healing
Second Baptist Church of Evanston | 1717 Benson Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
Saturday, January 12, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Serving as a resource for ministry practitioners who understand social justice, community outreach and policy engagement as critical components of their vocational calling, the Center for the Church and the Black Experience at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, along with our other sponsors, is excited to offer this half-day training as a tool for students, pastors and laypersons to grow better equipped to engage issues of incarceration, societal re-entry, healing and how to imagine 21st century ministry amidst these evolving contexts. The gathering will feature both a moderated community conversation and series of concurrently-running training workshops.
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- Rev. Dr. Harold D. Trulear, Associate Professor, Howard University School of Divinity
- Rev. Aundreia Alexander, Esq., Associate General Secretary for Action and Advocacy, National Council of Churches of Christ, USA
- Rev. Saeed Richardson, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Waukegan; Director of Policy, Community Renewal Society
- Christopher Huff, Assistant Director for Muti-Sector Engagement, University of Chicago
Workshops and Training Facilitators
Engaging the Impact of the Prison Nation on Young Women & Girls
- Liz Alexander, MA, MSW, Founder & Principal Consultant, She Dreams of Freedom Consulting Group
Transformative Justice: Looking at Reentry Practices Through a New Lens
- Yaacov Delaney, CRS Organizer for Restoring Rights and Justice Reform
- Jia Johnson, Project Manager, Sunshine Enterprises’ Partnership with Pathway to Enterprise for Returning Citizens
Seek First the Kingdom, and FREEDOM Shall be Added Unto You!
What role should the today's church serve in ending mass incarceration? The purpose of this workshop is to unpack the topic of how seeing things of God can deter the next generation from falling victim to a well structured, well designed prison system and how the church can aid targeted communities.
- Jeremy Young, CEO & Founder, Young Innovators of Chicago
This half-day training will also feature Rev. Bryson White, PhD Student at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.