"The core challenge to ending Mass Incarceration it dispelling the myth that some of us are not worthy of genuine care, concern, and compassion." - Michelle Alexander
This six week Lenten season study will be held on Tuesday evenings begining March 11, 2014 and continuing through April 15, 2014. During our time together we will examine the causes and effects of Mass Incarceration n the Unitrd States. we will also explore together ways in which people of faith and goodwill may faithfully respond to this issue that affects someone in every church in the United States in one way or another.
$16.00 covers the cost of the text and the study guide.
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Doug Walker serves with the General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church as National Coordinator in the Office of Civil and Human Rights. He works will Bill Mefford to coordinate the movements among United Methodists to end mass incarceration, and end gun violence.
Doug began working with GBCS in 2011 and has previously served, assistant pastor, pastor, and has been involved in Urban Ministry in several cities in the east coast and Midwest including, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Tampa, and Gary Indiana. Doug currently serves in ministerial capacities at Asbury United Methodist Church in Washington, DC.
Doug is currently an Urban Ministry Fellow, and Masters of Divinity Candidate, at Wesley Theological Seminary. As an Urban Fellow, Doug helped to develop “Beyond the Bars and Barriers”, a workshop on prison ministry and reentry. Since 2008 Doug has served on several boards and committees working to bring people of goodwill to a more faithful response to the challenges facing our society, including the Board of Directors of the Urban Epicenter, in Nashville Tennessee; facilitator/trainer on Public Narrative with Marshall Ganz; and continuing collaboration with the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference in their work to end mass incarceration. You can follow Doug on his blog, www.transformtampa.org and on twitter, @transformtampa.