For some students at DePaul University, going to class involves more than just walking into into a lecture hall with a cup of coffee in one hand and a laptop in the other. There are background checks to be made, interviews to be conducted, and copio ...
On the front cover of the July/August issue of The Atlantic, a young woman with thick curly hair props her months-old son on her lap. The walls behind her are decorated with a farmyard scene. She could be anywhere. Her son’s room. A daycare center. A ...
Bull (left) with some of the crew from WorkPittsburgh.
Years of lies, greed, and misdirected ambition finally caught up to Daniel Bull in 2011.
“I was making and negotiating deals in the venture capital world for millions of dollars. I was however sp ...
Every year, Prison Fellowship assists churches in ministering to the families of incarcerated parents through its Angel Tree program. Angel Tree is a ministry that reaches out to the children of prisoners and their families with the love of Christ, offering churches an opportunity to share Christ’s love by serving the physical, emotional, and spiritual […]
The holidays are almost here! Thanksgiving is fast approaching, followed by the busiest shopping days of the year—Black Friday and Cyber Monday. But did you also know there is a national day of giving? It’s called Giving Tuesday, and Prison Fellowship is participating in this event again this year. It is a day to encourage people […]
A version of this post appears on the Justice Fellowship website. In 2015, an estimated 5.8 million Americans are denied their right to vote. Christian leaders who set policy should act to correct this affront on redemption, restoration, and hope in our communities. Prison Fellowship’s founder, Chuck Colson was convicted of a felony in a […]
On Friday, November 20, WUSA9 aired interviews with Prison Fellowship’s Jesse Wiese and Craig DeRoche about the landmark Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act currently before the Senate. The legislation has been named by some as the biggest criminal justice reform bill in this generation. With wide bipartisan support, the act would reform mandatory minimum sentencing, to allow greater […]
On a recent trip to Michigan, I approached a man that I thought was our local Prison Fellowship field director. I hugged him and thanked him for all he was doing. When I asked how he was, he said, “I’ve been out for three months, and I am an associate pastor!” Immediately I realized my […]
A version of the following post originally appeared on the Justice Fellowship website. It was the most unlikely—and remarkable—of alliances. An Episcopalian priest sat on a panel with a recovering alcoholic. The progressive-liberal American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) shared the stage with a Republican strategist. All were passionately advocating for criminal justice reform and action—at […]
Thanksgiving is less than a week away! Black Friday and Cyber Monday will be here before you know it, and Christmas shopping will be in full swing. As you're purchasing gifts for your friends and family this season, you can also be giving to Prison Fellowship at no extra cost to you.
In moments of challenge, you and I have two options: We can yield to anxiety, or we can choose thanksgiving. We can rejoice in our secure spiritual inheritance. We can rest in God’s promises of provision. We can trust the One who holds us in the palms of His nail-scarred hands. This November, God is […]
For some students at DePaul University, going to class involves more than just walking into into a lecture hall with a cup of coffee in one hand and a laptop in the other. There are background checks to be made, interviews to be conducted, and copious amounts of paperwork that must be completed before these students […]
He remembers it like it was yesterday. The day Zeeke Griffin’s dad was arrested was the day of 7th-grade basketball try-outs—the day his dad had been planning and preparing him for all year. “I figured he’d just be home in the afternoon,” Zeeke recalls. “If I make the team, I’ll be able to come home […]