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Helping former inmates escape ‘second prison’ for true freedom

In the latest episode of the God’s Revolution podcast, we’re talking with Tony Kitchens about the challenges he faced as a young man being released from prison — and how God used providential relationships with believing mentors to help him find lasting freedom. Tony struggled for years to escape the “second prison” of discrimination and hopelessness that always faces men and women released from prison. Today, however, Tony directs field work for Prison Fellowship in Georgia and North Florida. He offers us both firsthand insight and practical advice for those of us who want to help former prisoners experience the gift of restoration God has placed … in our hands … for them.

Listen to “Tony Kitchens: Helping former inmates escape ‘second prison'” by clicking here.

Social justice is about relationships that redeem

Melissa Deming has posted a guest column from Multiply Justice at Hive Resources. Here’s an excerpt:

“Many ‘social justice’ campaigns will tell you how much difference a donation can make, but if you really want to ‘do justice’ and change the world, the key is personal relationships focused on redemption. … We do donate generously to legitimate organizations that need our support to bring new lives and New Life to people in need. But women — and mothers in particular — know the Kingdom isn’t about buying bangles and baubles, but about God’s redeeming power giving new birth — one life into another. Jesus brought justice into your life when he began setting you free from your captivity, and he plans to use his relationship with you to bring Kingdom justice into the lives of others.”

Hive Resources is a great help for women looking to “sweeten their walk with Christ.” Please check out the site!

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