The Prison Ministry Commission of the Diocese of Lexington will host an ecumenical conference and workshop at St. Peter's Church in Paris, Kentucky, October 29-30.
Conference participants will explore the ways and means of providing help to the incarcerated and their families.
Workshops will cover topics such as getting started in prison ministry, volunteering on the inside, recognizing talents for ministry, ministering to families of inmates and handling pre-release and after care.
Keynote speaker will be Bo Cox, writer for Forward Day by Day, who began writing for Forward Movement Publications while he was an inmate in the Oklahoma State Prison system. He was paroled from a life sentence in 2003 after serving 18 years for murder.
Other speakers and presenters for the event will include: the Rev. Jackie Means, chair of the National Episcopal Committee on Criminal Justice; Gerard Howell, Chaplain, Fayette County Detention Center; the Rev. Corky Carlisle and Bishop Stacy Sauls of Lexington.
For further information contact Billie Stockton at 859-238-4123 or Jan and Jane Lee Courtney at 859-987-1407.
Note: The following titles are available from the Episcopal Book and Resource Center, 815 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10017; 800-334-7626; http://www.episcopalbookstore.org/
To Read: GOD IS NOT IN THE THESAURUS: Stories from an Oklahoma Prison by Bo Don Cox (Cincinnati, Ohio: Forward Movement Publications, 1999; 153 pages.)