Restorative Justice / Prison
Board of Church and Society. Their purpose is to connect the
Gospel with our lives, personally and communally (involving both
congregations and the wider world). This often involves a reconciliation
process that is human to human and humans to God. Some of the
major issues (from the web site) are: “Environmental justice issues
such as endangered species and genetic science”; “Social and economic
justice concerns such as gambling and campaign finance reform”;
“Peace with justice issues such as immigration and military spending”;
“Civil and human rights such as the death penalty and gun control”.
Really Awesome Camping Experience about GRACE Camp in the
Lousiana Annual Conference. It is a camping experience for children
in the fourth and fifth grades who have a parent in prison in
Corrections Ministry. The Goals are: To be the "Body of Christ"
with incarcerated persons and their families; To extend the call
for jail and prison ministry to individuals and churches; To interpret
the needs in jail and prison ministry and to devise programs to
meet the needs; To assist with integration of prison releasees
into the community; To advocate for restorative justice at all
levels of criminal justice; To promote alternatives to jail or
prison incarceration; To provide orientation and training for
Criminal Justice and Mercy Ministry program.
Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church