New Course Offering: Rethinking Incarceration

Feb 25, 2021

We are pleased to announce that the next Rethinking Incarceration course will be offered this Spring.

When?

Wednesdays
8-9:15pm ET over Zoom
March 3rd through April 28th

Knowledge Informing Action

This enlightening course features videos by author Dominque Dubois Gilliard, reflection sessions, and guest speakers that explore the profound tension in the United States—and in its churches—between the idea of incarceration as punishment and the spirit of rehabilitation. In his book Rethinking Incarceration Gilliard powerfully argues that God’s justice is relational, and inherently restorative. Examining the secular and church history through which we have ultimately arrived at having more people incarcerated than any other country in the history of the world, Gilliard illustrates how Christians have been complicit in constructing a justice system that is anything but.

Recognizing that our time, resources and expertise are limited, our hope is that each participant will walk away from this group with a non-zero, specific, doable action item. We want to respond to Jesus’ declaration that when we serve the prisoner, we serve Jesus (Matthew 25:34-46).

Sign Me Up!

For more information, or to become part of this learning community, contact our Pastor of Outreach, Joe Marcucci, at joem@highrock.org