Search Results

Page 55 of 58 — 864 results found.

 

An 8-minute, 46-second Wake-up Call for Justice

Posted November 3, 2020
For many Christians, George Floyd's tragic death was an 8-minute, 46-second wake-up call for justice for all. For all the reasons 2020 will be remembered—and there are many—eight minutes and 46 seconds of smartphone video surely will stand out. Swift and far-reaching was the reaction to George Floyd's horrifying death, as a Minneapolis police officer purposely kneeled on his neck. Public outcry and protests erupted in streets here and around the globe. Politicians and athletes of all

Prison Fellowship’s Statement on Communities of Color

Posted November 3, 2020
Who Is Our Neighbor Today? We at Prison Fellowship® believe, as the Bible attests, since the fall of humanity, individual and systemic sin have threatened and destroyed the safety and peace God intended. The result: Broken lives, relationships, and communities that require the restorative justice envisioned and empowered by God and His Word. With words whenever possible, and with our actions at all times, Prison Fellowship shares the unchanging truth and unending grace of the Gospel with

Prison Fellowship Programming: The Light That Led Hamid Home

Posted August 26, 2020
An in-prison program seemed like a "beacon" calling to Hamid—the source of light he always needed. "My earliest memory of my father, Mustafa, is being with him in his home and the police coming to get me from him," remembers Hamid Bashir. "The sound of their voices echoing through my father's house, calling him to bring me out of the house. He kidnapped me from my mother." Hamid grew up in South Central Los Angeles at the

Spiritual Pursuit: Living a New Life. Singing a New Song.

Posted June 30, 2020
SPIRITUAL PURSUIT Living a New Life. Singing a New Song By Grayson Pope PART ONE | PART TWO VIDEO: REMADE | VIDEO: HEAVEN ON EARTH PART ONE: FROM 'KNUCKLEHEAD' PUNK ROCKER TO GOD'S INSTRUMENT He had been a clarinet- and trombone-playing marching band geek. But then, Richard Andrew’s parents bought him a bass guitar and an amp, and he crossed over to pursue a different genre of music—and a different life journey. "'Man,' I thought, 'life doesn't get any better than

Results of Prison Fellowship’s National Drug Report Released to Public/Press

Posted March 11, 2020
Prison Fellowship's Report Analyzes the Penalties for Possession of Commonly Abused Drugs in All 50 States and Under Federal Law WASHINGTON, D.C.—Prison Fellowship®, the nation's largest Christian nonprofit serving prisoners, former prisoners, and their families, is releasing results of The Drug Report: A Review of America's Disparate Possession Penalties. The report was prepared by criminal justice experts at Prison Fellowship. "The Drug Report reveals the broad discrepancies in penalties for possession of marijuana, heroin, cocaine, and fentanyl—commonly

Second Chance™ Month – Archive (2019)

Posted November 7, 2019
News and Notable Reports would go here and link to the appropriate content. WHAT IS SECOND CHANCE MONTH? Every person has dignity and potential. But approximately 1 in 3 American adults has a criminal record, which limits their access to education, jobs, housing, and other things they need to reach that potential. Since launching the first Second Chance™ Month in 2017, Prison Fellowship has spearheaded the nationwide effort to raise awareness about these barriers and unlock brighter

From Unanswered Calls to Answered Prayers: Restoring the Relationship Between Mother and Son

Posted November 6, 2019
Drugs once came between Jeannie and her son, but God is in the business of restoring relationships. The last time Jeannie saw her grown son was eight years ago. She sat handcuffed in the back of a police car. Another drug arrest. Jeannie says that he was furious with her. She remembers him saying, "I never want to see or talk to you again. I will never forgive you for this." His words in that moment were

Annual Report – Women’s Ministry

Posted October 7, 2019
WOMEN'S MINISTRY ‘A Brighter Place’: Women’s Ministry Expansion Brings Restoration Women in prison find few rehabilitative options that meet their unique needs. That’s why we are dramatically expanding our ministry to incarcerated women through programs like Create: New BeginningsTM, the restorative, in-prison art workshops co-authored by artists Stephanie Logan Segel and Martha Ackerman, wife of Prison Fellowship’s president and CEO. This year, God opened the doors of prisons in California and Minnesota for these workshops, which use art

Annual Report – Inside Journal

Posted October 2, 2019
INSIDE JOURNAL Inside Journal Newspaper Shines Light in the Dark Prison can be a tough place to access inspiring reading material. That’s why, since 1990, Prison Fellowship® has published Inside Journal®, our quarterly, full-color newspaper for incarcerated readers. Each edition—with tailored content for men, women, and Spanish speakers—offers the hope of the Gospel, relatable stories of other prisoners with transformed lives, and practical advice about making the most of a prison sentence. This year Prison Fellowship circulated more than

A Life-Changing Experience: When the Hope of Easter Comes to Three California Prisons

Posted May 8, 2019
It's a warm and clear afternoon at the California Institute for Women (CIW) in Corona, California. The parking lot is buzzing with eager, smiling people putting on black shirts and name badges and making sure they have their IDs. They're about to "process in" to the prison and kick off a weekend full of Hope Events, where speakers, musicians, and other performers, along with local volunteers, convey the life-changing Easter message that Jesus came to

Second Chance™ Month – Grace Hill

Posted April 10, 2019
News and Notable Reports would go here and link to the appropriate content. WHAT IS SECOND CHANCE MONTH? Every person has dignity and potential. But approximately 1 in 3 American adults has a criminal record, which limits their access to education, jobs, housing, and other things they need to reach that potential. Since launching the first Second Chance™ Month in 2017, Prison Fellowship has spearheaded the nationwide effort to raise awareness about these barriers and unlock brighter

Four Resources for Spouses and Families Affected by Incarceration

Posted February 12, 2019
Tracey was arrested 10 days after her honeymoon and faced a 40-year prison sentence and separation from her four children and new husband Darreyl. George's drug addiction and life of crime weighed heavily on his marriage, and his wife wasn't sure if she could continue supporting him. Shane's relationship with his three children was destroyed after an ugly divorce, painful addiction, and two prisons stints. For spouses and families separated by crime and incarceration, maintaining a relationship is

Searching for a Happy Ending

Posted November 7, 2018
SEARCHING FOR A HAPPY ENDING One Daughter's Quest to Find Her Destiny by Emily Harris Greene PART ONE | PART TWO PART ONE VIDEO | PART TWO VIDEO "Annie, what's this I hear about you going into prison this weekend?" Annie smiled at the question from her colleague, a fellow teacher at Central High School in South Dakota. It was true. On her weekends, Annie would visit and minister to female prisoners, listening to their stories and needs and praying for

Support for Family & Friends of Prisoners

Posted August 16, 2018
HOW YOU CAN HELP BREAK THE CYCLE OF CRIME Millions of men and women are caught in a destructive cycle of crime and incarceration. Without knowing God's hope or experiencing Christ's love, the story repeats over and over, shattering families and harming communities. But the cycle can be broken. God is raising up local churches and volunteers just like you to walk alongside people inside and outside of prison on their road to restoration. For more than 40

In the Presence of Jesus

Posted May 23, 2018
How One Lost Woman Found New Life "It's almost time for us to graduate," LaShante Ervin says. "What am I going to do on Thursdays? I was told we can come back and mentor the ones that are starting … I would love to do that." LaShante has been a prisoner at Central California Women's Facility in Chowchilla for 20 years. About five years ago, she enrolled in The Urban Ministry Institute (TUMI), an intensive biblical studies