WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
Lord, When Did We See You? Reflections by Faith Leaders on Mass Incarceration
Those of us present—representing 16 Christian churches and several church organizations such as Bread for the World—realize that working together is important for achieving results. The image of Pentecost, where the Church came together with many languages, came to mind.
There is a surprising convergence, which seems to be the work of the Spirit, among Evangelical, Mainline Protestant, Orthodox, and African American churches on mass incarceration. Our effort as Roman Catholics was to build on previous efforts of Christian Churches Together and other church partners to remind people of the importance of treating all, especially the poor, with respect.