Rethinking Incarceration Leadership Forum

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Rethinking Incarceration Leadership Forum

May 15, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm


A leadership forum on Justice that Restores
Featuring Dominique Gilliard

Tuesday, May 15, 1:00 – 3:30 pm
Sanctuary Covenant Church

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The United States has more people in jails, prisons, and detention centers than any other country in the history of the world. We are home to a quarter of the world’s prison population.

The Church has both the unique ability and unparalleled capacity to confront the staggering crisis of crime and incarceration in America and to respond with restorative solutions for communities, victims, and individuals responsible for crime.

Join us on May 15 for a leadership forum with pastor and author Dominique Gilliard to explore the history and foundation of mass incarceration, and discuss how Christians can pursue justice that restores and reconciles. Also presenting will be Lee Buckley, Community Reentry Coordinator for the MN Department of Corrections (MN DOC).

This forum will help Christian leaders rethink our society’s approach to incarceration by examining our over-reliance on incarceration and the disproportionate impact of our justice system on racial minorities, and offer a Christian vision of a justice system that values proportionality, restitution and the possibility of redemption.


Keynote Speaker: Dominique Gilliard – Advocating for justice that restores
Gilliard explores the history and foundation of mass incarceration, including Christianity’s role in its evolution and expansion, as presented in his book Rethinking Incarceration. He then shows how Christians can pursue justice that restores and reconciles, offering creative solutions and highlighting innovated interventions.

  • Q&A with Dominique Gilliard

Speaker: Lee BuckleyCorrections in the Community
Buckley is the Community Reentry Coordinator for the MN Department of Corrections (MN DOC) and will give a report on corrections in Minnesota, including disparities in incarceration rates, the impact on children and families with incarcerated parents, and describe examples of community-based strategies to lower recidivism and divert people from incarceration.

  • Q & A with Lee Buckley

Local Reform and Advocacy Next-Steps

Sponsored by Sanctuary Covenant Church and Northwest Conference Evangelical Covenant Church


May 15, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Sanctuary Covenant Church
710 W. Broadway Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55411 United States


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