You may have heard that our country is home to less than 5% of the world’s population, but we are also home to almost 25% of the world’s prisoners. How did this happen and what are the consequences of mass incarceration to our families and communities? Do we have a role in alleviating the toll that incarceration is taking on our nation?
On Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 7:00 PM, Saint Francis UMC (2965 Kildaire Farm Rd 27518) will host Miea Walker, the Second Chance Alliance Engagement Coordinator for the North Carolina Justice Center, to speak on Faith, Families, and Incarceration. We will also hear from a church member whose family has been affected by incarceration. After these presentations, we will gather in small groups to discuss our own assumptions and fears, respectfully listen to others with whom we may disagree, and explore strategies to engage in building relationships around this issue. This event will take place in the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) to the left of the Sanctuary.