Lenten study: Breathing Under Water

Please join us for a Lenten study based on Richard Rohr’s book Breathing Under Water.

In Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps Richard Rohr shows how the gospel principles in the Twelve Steps can free anyone from any addiction — from an obvious dependence on alcohol or drugs to the more common but less visible addictions that we all have.

We will meet online at 7 PM on the six Monday nights of Lent, beginning on February 19, 2018. Please go to WWW.Zoom.US, then click on “Join a meeting” in the menu bar. Our meeting number is 446 325 6121.

You will be asked to download the Zoom application and run it. You can check the audio on your computer speakers before the meeting begins.

This Lenten study is brought to you by Faith Behind Bars and Beyond’s Forum on Addiction, which will be held on April 28, 2018 at Christ Church Cathedral, 45 Church Street, Hartford, CT. Please see more about the Forum on the Prison Forum Page.

Jim Crow is dead. Long live Jim Crow!

The following is being Posted at the request of Julie Lytle, Executive Director of the Episcopal Province of New England.

You thought it was over, but a new form of segregation divides us and prevents our communities from being places of equality.

Register for the March 21, 2017 webinar: Taking Action on The New Jim Crow

Book cover for ''The New Jim Crow''

General Convention Resolution A183 calls us to discuss Michelle Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Come hear how to have the difficult conversations around the topic that have a real economic impact on all of us and how suggestions about actions you can take to change the improve society.

Photo of James McKim

James McKim is Province 1 Representative to the Episcopal Church Executive Council’s AntiRacism Committee. He has been working with the Executive Council’s AntiRacism Committee and Heidi Kim, the Episcopal Church staff officer for Racial Reconciliation to develop plans for the church’s response to General Convention Resolutions, particularly A0182, A0183, and C019. He will introduce these resolutions and lead our conversation about ways to enact them.

The Rev. Karen Brown Montagno, Chair of the Province 1 Task Force on Multicultural Awareness and Cultural Competency and the Diocese of MA Director of Congregational Resources and Training, will facilitate the conversation.

Please contact Julie Lytle, Executive Director of the Episcopal Province of New England, for registration: executive.director@province1.org or 617-669-8411.

Faith Behind Bars and Beyond apologizes for the short notice.

6th Community Prison Awareness & Prevention Gathering

The 6th Prison Awareness & Prevention Gathering will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at the Shiloh Family Life Center, 3 Garvin Street, New London, CT. The theme is “Embracing Returning Citizens & Those Transitioning in a Second Chance Society”.

What are the Gathering’s objectives?

  • Showcasing services (housing, employment, treatment, etc.) that address the basic needs of returning & transitioning citizens;
  • Learning tips to help navigate through barriers in the system to have access to services and supports;
  • Preventing crime by networking with community stakeholders to strengthen the community and empower young people.

Who would most benefit from attending?

  • People interested in addressing offender / ex-offender issues;
  • News media;
  • Social workers;
  • Youth and youth leaders;
  • Community advocates;
  • Representatives from community and state agencies;
  • Employers and businesses;
  • Religious leaders and organization members;
  • Housing representatives.

Light refreshments will be served.

Admission is free but pre-registration is required. Please contact Brother Winston Taylor, MSW or Shiloh Baptist Church, New London. You may reach Brother Winston Taylor at 860-889-3292 or Shiloh Baptist Church at 860-443-6046.