LANSDOWNE, VA, December 20, 2011—Justice Fellowship announces the appointment of Craig DeRoche, former Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives, as their Director of External Affairs. DeRoche will work with federal and state officials to reform the criminal justice system.
Producers of the animated series Theo are joining Angel Tree this Christmas to spread the Good News of Christ’s coming to the children of prisoners.
Angel Tree is encouraging those participating in this year’s program to include a copy of one of the Theo videos with their gifts.
The Wall Street Journal has published a review of Byron Johnson’s new book, More God, Less Crime. Johnson complied and considered a variety of studies “that measured the possible effect of religion on crime.” The list was long (273 studies).
Approximately 320 guests, including actor Stephen Baldwin, attended Prison Fellowship’s screening of the new movie Loving the Bad Man. Following the screening, a panel discussion was held on the movie’s themes of forgiveness and reconciliation and how they relate to prison ministry.
Two-time Academy Award winner and producer Hilary Swank visited Prison Fellowship to join a panel talk about the importance of faith in prisoners’ lives and the role of the local church in justice reform.
When Tony Hall first met Mother Teresa, she took his solid left hand in her frail one. “I want you always to remember something,” she urged the U.S. congressman from Ohio. And as she gently folded each of his fingers, she accentuated, “For .
Virginia lawmakers are listening to Prison Fellowship for advice on cutting the state’s correction budget and driving down the incarceration rate.
Time magazine reporter Amy Sullivan recently interviewed Prison Fellowship founder Chuck Colson for the magazine’s website. Read what Chuck has to say about the new Colson Center for Christian Worldview, and its roots in prison ministry.
Click here to read the Time magazine interview.