bible study: prison abolition and the christian (ended)

abolish prison

this bible study is completed. our current bible study is here.

what does prison or its abolition
have to do with christianity?

come find out.
this is a four-part bible study, looking at passages, ideas, and theologies relating to prison abolition.
all positions on the ideological spectrum, from pro-abolition to curious but skeptical to pro-prison, are welcome at this study, as long as you can engage in good faith.
non-members of pcm are absolutely welcome to participate.

thursdays @ 4pm, zoom or irl

we’ll meet at 4pm on thursdays beginning december 3rd, running through either christmas eve or new year’s eve, depending on participants’ plans.
the study will be held over zoom, with a few masked, distanced in-person spots as well.
email us for the link, or meet us outside the grand ballroom just before 4pm on thursdays in december.

what if I’m not christian/think prisons are good/don’t know how to feel about this?

you’re encouraged to come, though it will probably be a challenging study for you in one way or another. hopefully a generative challenge.
everyone learns from everyone.
all participants should be able to expect respectful treatment of their persons.
it’s fine not to be on board with any of the premises of the study, as long as you want to think about them seriously.

will there be homework?

no 🙂

Thus says the LORD:
In a time of favor I have answered you,
on a day of salvation I have helped you;
I have kept you and given you as a covenant to the people,
to establish the land, to apportion the desolate heritages;
saying to the prisoners, ‘Come out,’
to those who are in darkness, ‘Show yourselves.’

Isaiah 49:8-9

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