How Churches Change the Equation for Life After Prison
One of the hardest days of incarceration may be the day it ends. The church can be there to make a difference.
Does Your Church Talk About Prison?
The disparities in America's criminal justice system find an echo in which churches do, and don't, discuss the issue.
- They Sang ‘a Heavenly Song’ in a Dark Chinese JailTwo Chinese Christian women ministered to their cellmates and prison guards with stories, prayers, and hymns.简体中文繁體中文
- How an Oklahoma Death Penalty Case Shook Up Evangelical Views on ExecutionRichard Glossip was set to be lethally injected this month. His case is sowing doubt in the system.
- Where Drugs Often Merit Death, Singapore Ministries Offer New LifeMore than 70 percent of the country’s inmates are jailed for drug-related offenses. Christian groups seek to help them reenter society.
- Latino Evangelicals Ask DeSantis to Spare the Life of a Man on Death Row“We believe in life at all levels and in all circumstances.”
- Evangelical Activists Push for Solitary Confinement ReformAs Virginia legislators study the issue, faith groups point to evidence isolation is unfair and ineffective.
- Ukraine’s Prison Fellowship Extended to Russian POWsChuck Colson–linked ministry has long served Ukrainian inmates but is pushed to the limit by wartime realities—and gospel requirements.
- I Untied My Noose and Took Up My CrossA serious drug arrest had darkened my horizon. But a sweet, soft voice whispered words of hope.
- Before I Got Saved, I Got Shipped Off and Strung OutFirst came Vietnam, then drug addiction. Somehow, God helped me survive.
- Christians Shouldn’t Kill Christians—Even on Death RowThere are lots of reasons to oppose capital punishment. Among them: When a prisoner is a fellow believer.简体中文繁體中文
- Prison Ministries Try to Break Back in After COVID-19Staffing shortages and ongoing pandemic restrictions have kept volunteers out—and left the incarcerated craving the kind of spiritual support they had before.