Faith, Hope, Reconciliation: The Church’s Role in Prison Reform

Hosted by Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC

Monday, January 29 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM


Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC 1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th St, New York, New York 10025

The Cathedral is pleased to present a panel discussion, sponsored by the Society of Regents, on the increasing need for American prison reform and the ways in which we can push for the fair treatment of both currently and formerly incarcerated individuals. The panelists have worked on ending the privatization of prisons, the Close Rikers campaign, and helping with reentry and will discuss how to push for change from both inside and outside the church.

The Reverend Winnie Varghese, moderator, is the Director of Justice and Reconciliation at Trinity Church Wall Street.

Reverend Canon Petero Sabune served for five years as the Protestant Chaplain of Sing Sing Prison, and for several years has served as Liaison for Reentry for the New York Department of Corrections and Community Service.

Ms. Cheryl Wilkins is the Senior Director of Education and Programs at Columbia University’s Center for Justice, which works to advance alternative approaches to safety and justice through community collaboration, education, research and policy with the mission of reducing the nation’s reliance on incarceration.

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