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Christians and Felons: A Good Match

September 10, 2012

Memphis and Shelby County are served by a remarkable fellow, James Coleman. He’s the Director of the Division of Corrections.

Last week he led a conversation and tour of our Correctional Facility for Mayor Luttrell’s Citizens University. Citizens University, which I’ve been attending for several weeks, gives ordinary citizens an opportunity to meet those responsible for all Shelby County departments and learn from them how those departments operate. It’s been enjoyable and informative; I wish all our citizens could participate!

James Coleman is leading efforts to help male inmates become good fathers, effective workers, good readers, self-controlled citizens. He needs lots of help, especially from our churches.

If our churches don’t embrace our sons and our daughters who return from incarceration, who will? If the followers of Christ don’t provide mentorship, leads on jobs, care when the world seems not to care, who will?

Will your church?

Click here for more information and to contact James Coleman.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Todd Payne permalink
    September 11, 2012 12:25 am

    Eddie, This is great. I am going to forward this to my pastor email list. Thanks, Todd

    Sent from my iPhone

  2. September 19, 2012 5:45 pm


    Thanks for taking action! How do you think pastors and congregations could make a good start?

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