Faith Talks

FaithTalks on COVID-19 and Incarcerated Loved Ones

FaithTalks on COVID-19 and Incarcerated Loved Ones

Join us for a #FaithTalks podcast recording on the novel coronavirus and mass incarceration.

Persons incarcerated in jails, prisons, immigration detention centers and juvenile justice facilities are at heightened risk of contracting the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Many of those incarcer-ated pose no risk to public safety and yet are medically vulnerable to COVID-19. We’ll discuss how and why incarcerated persons are at risk for the virus during a live #FaithTalks podcast re-cording on Thursday, May 7, at 2:00 p.m. ET.

In this one-hour session, host Jennifer Farmer will interview Emily Jones, executive for racial justice for United Methodist Women; Tonja Honsey, a formerly incarcerated leader and advo-cate; the Rev. Sharon White-Harrigan, executive director of the Women’s Community Justice Association BEYONDrosies2020; and the Rev. Vanessa Wilson, chairperson of the Commission on Religion and Race for the Greater New Jersey Conference of The United Methodist Church.

The recording will occur via Zoom Video Conference. You can register here: zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sKunVt4RTFmBdsCQPzm3Vw.

In the same way we are called in Hebrews 13:3 to "Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering," we must be mindful of the impact of the spread of this deadly virus among incarcer-ated people. We hope you can join us on May 7.

Posted or updated: 5/6/2020 12:00:00 AM