Mass Incarceration Forums/Gallery
The United States incarcerates its citizens more than any other country in the world. “Mass incarceration” describes the substantial increase in the number of incarcerated individuals in U.S. prisons over the past 40 years.
What does this mean for believers following a God who redeems and restores? Today’s justice system isn’t designed to restore those who have broken the law. As Christ followers, we’re called to remember those in prison and speak for those who are denied a voice. Attend these forums to learn more about mass incarceration and how we can engage this justice issue at an individual and systemic level. No cost or registration.
We are all Criminals Gallery
View this collection of artistic pieces representing a variety of compelling stories. Step into the experiences of those who have broken the law, but have the luxury to forget as well as those who have been prosecuted and have a criminal record that follows them.
The gallery is open during office hours and public events. Call 763-533-2449 to confirm scheduling. Check in with the receptionist upon arrival. To accommodate groups of eight or more, contact Community Outreach.
13th: Documentary & Conversation
Friday, October 12, 7pm, Ministry Center
Take an in-depth look at the prison system in the United States. Co-hosted by the Mosaic Adult Community, this forum features discussion on the nation's history of racial inequality.
A Night of Stories: How Mass Incarceration Affects Everyone
Sunday, October 14, 6–8pm, Ministry Center
Hear stories from individuals, families and those working toward restorative justice in our community.
Inviting Proximity: A Book Discussion of Just Mercy
Sunday, October 28, 5–7pm, Ministry Center
Listen to insights from former inmates as they discuss Bryan Stevenson’s book Just Mercy. Learn about the impact it has had on their lives.
IMAGINE FACING prison
We follow a God who redeems and restores, but today’s justice system is not designed to restore those who have broken the law. As Christ followers, we are called to remember those in prison and to speak for those who are denied a voice. With this in mind, Community Outreach is taking a deep dive into the justice issue of mass incarceration.