Day: August 9, 2014

Priest urges communities to welcome those leaving prison

Rev. William H. Barnwell of New Orleans is an Episcopal priest active in Kairos Prison Ministry International. He writes in the Times-Picayune of the need for churches and civic organizations to do more to welcome back to the community those who have served their time, as they struggle to find jobs and housing. Barnwell writes:

Former heroin addict finds new life as Philly Jesus

He carries a cross through one of the country’s toughest neighborhoods, dressed as Jesus. He’s conducted baptisms in Philadelphia’s Love Park. He dreams of creating Philly Jesus wine, Philly Jesus bread and Philly Jesus Halloween costumes. Stephanie Farr of the Philadelphia Daily News reports: