Since 1970, the prison population has grown by 700%, giving the US the largest prison population in the world. And while women are the fastest growing prison demographic, people of color have been up to 10 times more likely to be in jail or prison than their white counterparts for the last 40 years. What role has Christianity played in the evolution and expansion of this prison-industrial complex? How can we help bring healing and restoration? Join us as author Dominique Gilliard, along with individuals on both sides of the justice system, discuss creative solutions to mass incarceration that the church can participate in. Who cares? We do.
On Tuesday, March 24, Made to Flourish is sponsoring lunch and will participate in a panel as Sondra Wheeler presents the Mercer Lectures on the Doctrine of Holiness.
During the panel, we'll talk about some of the surprising ways that holiness is cultivated in our everyday work.
Made to Flourish Cleveland is honored to host Dr. Justin Holcomb, Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Central Florida and Professor at Reformed Theological Seminary (Orlando), for a workshop on caring for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Shame has had a lot of play in our cultural setting lately, and while there’s good reason to why that is, we still have so much to learn as to just how deep this thread goes in our everyday lives. Join us as acclaimed author and psychiatrist Curt Thompson gives not only a biblical foundation for how shame robustly impacts all of life but then also will explore ways shame has been ignored or even furthered in the church.