Christian Churches Together 2014 Annual Meeting

February 4-7, 2014 – Newark, NJ


The Annual Meeting of Christian Churches Together is a gathering of more than 100 Christian leaders representing most major Christian traditions in the U.S.A. Once a year these leaders gather for prayer, conversation and networking. The goal of the Annual meeting is to bring closer together the follower of Jesus Christ. The meeting is open to official representatives of the participant communions/denominations and organizations. Each Annual Meeting address one main general topic related to the work and mission of the churches.

General Topic: Mass Incarceration: its relationship to race, immigration and the family.

We will be addressing general concerns in the criminal justice system. Which policies or programs are in need of reform? Particularly in relation to racial bias and discrimination, including discrimination related to immigration status. We will also look at the negative effects of incarceration in individual and families.


Speakers & Panelists

Harold Dean Trulear (Howard University Associate Professor of Applied Theology

Joshua DuBois – past director of the White House Office of Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships

Yolande Cadore – Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Drug Policy Alliance

Alexander Williams, Jr. – Senior Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Darren Ferguson – pastor Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Arverne, NY

Ashley Feasley – US Conference Catholic Bishops Office of Immigration Policy

Michael Carrion – pastor Promised Land Covenant Church, Bronx, NY

John Wetzel – Secretary, Department of Corrections State of Pennsylvania

Patrick Tutella – director of Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry

Emilia Colon – retired social worker who lives in Montclair NJ


The 2014 Annual Meeting will be held at the:

Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel

1000 Spring Street · Elizabeth, New Jersey

The completely reinvented Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel, a leading Newark Liberty International Airport hotel, boasting a recent multi-million dollar renovation, a convenient location and a complimentary EWR airport shuttle. The Renaissance is a chic alternative to hotels near Newark International Airport. Unlike other airport hotels, it offers floor-to-ceiling, sound-resistant windows and sweeping views of the New York City skyline that will take your breath away. Relax in one of 397 lavish guest rooms or suites, each with refrigerators, laptop safes, connectivity panels and 37-inch flat-panel HD TVs.


Program Agenda HERE