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Religion in Prison

Finding God In A Maximum Security Prison

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

By Jordan G. Teicher It was simple curiosity that guided photographer Serge J-F. Levy to New York’s Green Haven Correctional Facility in 2002. ...

Should Children Be In Solitary Confinement?

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 06.22.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

In a moment when the use of prolonged solitary confinement of youth is under increasing scrutiny around the country, a bill presents California with a critical opportunity to lead the way nationally in increasing access to rehabilitation and reducing harm for our young people.

Supremacist Terror Rising, Islamic Extremism On The Decline

SpearIt | Posted 06.09.2013 | Religion
SpearIt

The latest string of suspected white supremacist violence involved at least one paroled prisoner and likely others in prison. This unfolding drama should be a wake-up call for any who think that Muslims hold a monopoly on terrorism.

Growing Faith: Prisons, Hip-Hop And Islam

SpearIt | Posted 05.07.2013 | Religion
SpearIt

Islam's growth in prison is matched only by its influence on hip-hop culture. For many young Americans, hip-hop leads to their first encounter with the faith.

Rediscovering Christmas Truths ... In Prison

Kristen Marble | Posted 02.23.2013 | Religion
Kristen Marble

There were no disco balls or singing children. The setting was drab and far-from-festive. The tattered hymnals and song sheets retrieved from the cabinet. The individuals came all dressed in red -- not because red is a Christmas color, but because red is the color of the assigned uniform.

Prison Seminary Program Expands In California

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 09.12.2012 | Religion

NORCO, Calif. -- Robert Ross' mother died while he was in prison for robbing a bank and he hasn't seen his 12-year-old son since the boy was in diaper...

Lessons Of Faith, Hope And Beloved Community At A Maximum Security Prison

Michael W. Waters | Posted 09.01.2012 | Religion
Michael W. Waters

A maximum security prison is an unlikely destination when seeking a transformative encounter with God. Yet, I recently experienced God as never before amid high fences, barbed wire, legions of guards and multiple checkpoints.

Chuck Colson's Memorial Steeped In Prison Themes

Posted 05.17.2012 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Prison Fellowship founder and former Nixon aide Chuck Colson was memorialized Wednesday ...

Native American Inmates Challenge Prison Tobacco Ban

Associated Press | Posted 03.28.2012 | Religion

The Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Lakota traditional healer is arguing that tobacco is an integral part of Native American religiou...

Religion In Prison: Proselytization And Conversion Common Report Says

Posted 03.23.2012 | Religion

Pew Forum Releases New 50-State Survey of Prison Chaplains: Study Provides Rare Window into Religion Behind Bars Washington, D.C. -- From the persp...

Justice Department Backs Sikh Inmate On Beard

Posted 07.25.2011 | Religion

By Richard Yeakley Religion News Service The Justice Department has filed suit against California prison officials on behalf of a Sikh inmate who ...