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Welcoming All: When Ex-Prisoners Join Our Congregations

General Assembly 2008 Event 3034

Presenters: Rev. Debra Haffner, director of the Religious Institute on Sexual Morality, Justice, and Healing, and Rev. Patty Franz, director of Prison Ministries for the Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF).

The workshop was canceled because Rev. Debra Haffner was unable to attend General Assembly. However, Rev. Patty Franz offered a handout of resources, compiled for the workshop, through the CLF booth in the Exhibit Hall. She invited those interested to check out:

Balancing Acts: Keeping Children Safe in Congregations

The Religious Institute on Sexual Morality, Justice, and Healing

CLF Prison Ministries, including letter-writing ministry

"Safe Congregation" sections from the Unitarian Universalist
Associations’ Congregational Handbook: Staffing Your Mission and Creating and Maintaining a Safe Congregation

The Real Cost of Prisons Project

The National HIRE (Helping Individuals With Criminal Records Re-enter Through Employment) Network

The Center for Sex Offender Management

Reported by Dana Dwinell-Yardley