….â€œThe Prison Ministry Initiative is a response to JesusÂ´ call to see the women and men behind bars as who they really are: GodÂ´s beloved children,â€ said the initiativeâ€™s chairman, STM student Chema Segura, SJ.
The exhibition title, he added, is â€œa provocative invitation to the spectator: Do you see this person, this human being, as being capable of love and care? A person who is a father or mother, a son or daughter? Or is this person simply a â€˜criminalâ€™? The exhibition title is an invitation to rethink and reflect upon our broken justice system in the USA.â€
Organizers note that sales of the paintings support educational scholarship funds for both children of the prisoners and for those who have lost a parent to violence, as well as the work of Do-Right Ministries.
“The Paradox of Oppressed Exulation: Shouting the Pot in Invisible Institutions,” by Brian Ross, is part of the “Seeing the Man” exhibition coming to the School of Theology and Ministry this month.
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