People of faith opposed to mass incarceration will gather for an afternoon of conversation at Methodist Theological School in Ohio Feb. 26.
“Faithful Justice: Confronting Mass Incarceration” will begin at 12:30 p.m. and continue through dinner on the MTSO campus, 3081 Columbus Pike in Delaware. A $10 fee covers the entire event, including the meal. Online registration is available at www.mtso.edu/faithfuljustice; the deadline is Feb. 19.
The day features a keynote address by James Logan, author of “Good Punishment? Christian Moral Practice and U.S. Imprisonment.” Logan is associate professor of religion and associate professor and director of the program in African and African-American Studies at Earlham College.
Breakout session leaders include Townsand Price-Spratlen, author of “Reconstructing Rage: Transformative Reentry in the Era of Mass Incarceration”; Frances Jo Hamilton, president of Restart, a work-release advocacy program focusing on first-time, female offenders; Kenya Cummings, director of prison and re-entry ministries for the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church; Ryan Schellenberg, MTSO assistant professor of New Testament; and Wendy Tarr, community organizer with Restored Citizens and Community for Change. Tarr will be joined by a panel of formerly incarcerated women.
Throughout the afternoon and at the networking dinner, participants will identify practical actions that can be taken to work toward dismantling mass incarceration.
The “Faithful Justice” event is being presented by the Theological Commons at MTSO.