Friday, September 23, 2022 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Duke University Penn Pavilion (Map)
Deborah A. Williams

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free. -Luke 4:18 

More people are incarcerated in the United States than anywhere else in the world. Prisons and related businesses comprise a multi-billion dollar industry that flourishes by monetizing misery, dehumanizing the imprisoned and those who work in the prisons, destroying families and communities, and more.

The church is called to ministry with those who are incarcerated and their families. One impactful way to engage is to support the formerly incarcerated in reentering communities in helpful and sustainable ways.

One way the Office of Black Church Studies will mark its 50th Anniversary during the 2022-2023 academic year is to host a Reentry Simulation for pastors, individuals, organizations, and congregations. 

Hear Reentry Testimonies of Formerly Incarcerated Neighbors

Experience a Reentry Simulation and the challenges for the Returning  

Learn how to support Reentry Programs in Communities 

The Department of Justice—Middle District of North Carolina will facilitate the simulation as part of their Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative. 

Hear, experience, learn, and engage.

Register for the event. Spaces are limited.