Prison Ministry

Prison Ministry

Articles

May 5, 2004

News of a shift in political attitudes toward criminal justice reform marked the 8th National Prison Ministry Conference, held April 29-May 1, 2004.

Nearly 90 lay and clergy ministers traveled to the gathering, entitled ‘Engage in God’s Mission: Serving All His People,’ held at the Camp...

February 29, 2004

JUDY FOX'S MOTHER killed herself when Fox was 7 weeks old. Another woman cared for her until she was 3. As Fox grew up, every time she heard a voice that resembled her caretaker's, she was overcome with a haunting, intense longing.

"I'm so fully aware of what separation from your mother...

December 2, 2003

When Bishop Alan Scarfe came to Anamosa, Iowa on November 23 to ordain Anne Moats Williams to the priesthood, he went to the State Penitentiary instead of St. Mark's Episcopal Church.

Although Williams is a long-time resident of the town and member of St. Mark's, the congregation from...

October 31, 2003

On almost any day of the week, you can find the Rev. George Day on his way to far-flung parts of Oklahoma. He could be traveling to Taft, a tiny community near Muskogee in the eastern part of the state; to Altus in the southwest corner near the Texas border; or to Lexington, 60 miles south of...

May 12, 2003

It could be a hospital emergency room. Bright recessed flood lamps, stainless steel stands for hanging IV bags and tubes, a portable stand and tray for other medical tools, a privacy curtain and, bathed in the yellow-green light--an empty hospital gurney.

But no lives have been saved...

November 19, 1998

Building on a close relationship built over the years, Bishop Charles Keyser, suffragan bishop for the Armed Forces, welcomed a delegation from the Russian Orthodox Church for an October tour of military installations and prison chaplaincies in the United States. "This is just the latest step...

Because the prison system can be a painful and damaging process for inmates and their families, these individuals are often in great need of being treated with dignity and compassion, as our faith calls us to do. Episcopal Prison Ministries works with inter-religious groups and government...

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