During the month of May, our Prayer Guide focuses on the currently and formerly incarcerated incarcerated, including adults and youth. As COVID-19 concerns has increased, the prison and juvenile detention systems in the U.S. have been faced with the overwhelming challenge of trying to isolate inmates and youth from each other, not just outside visitors.
In our Prayer Guide, the month of May is when we recognize and pray for the formerly incarcerated community. Read our prayer!
What can you eat if you rely on SNAP benefits in NYC? Will closing Rikers Island jail complex make New York a more just city? What are the differences in opportunities and challenges for the five versions of New York? Find content that speaks to these questions in the Round-Up.
Is affordable housing in NYC affordable for locals? Do Christians see the formerly incarcerated as people who reflect God’s image? You’ll find articles that speak to these questions and more in this installment of our Monthly Mercy & Justice Round-Up.
This month, learn step-by-step about what it's like to be homeless in NYC, hear from Bryan Stevenson about the problems with mass incarceration in America, gain perspective on the history of the Rikers Island jail complex, and more.
We’re back again this month with our Mercy & Justice Round-Up, where we share articles, videos, and/or podcasts that have caught our attention lately. We hope you'll read, listen, share, learn, and grow along with us through these resources
We believe we serve our neighbors best when we’re informed about the needs in our city and encouraged in our call to pursue justice. So, we read articles, listen to podcasts, watch videos—and we want to share that with you in our Mercy & Justice Round-Up. We hope you'll read, learn and grow with us.
The U.S. comprises five percent of the world’s population, but 25 percent of its prisoners. Upon returning home, formerly incarcerated people often struggle with substance abuse, lack of education and employment skills, limited housing options, and mental health issues. Let's pray for these neighbors of ours.
Meet Blake DeBoer, a web developer and part of the Redeemer Downtown congregation. For the past three years, Blake has been faithfully serving with HFNY at the Exodus Transitional Community.