Category: Town Halls

Apr 09
Am I Called to Accompany Another Touched by the Carceral or Detention System? What do I need to know to start accompanying people affected by incarceration or detention? Fr. George Williams, SJ, and Fr. Dustin Feddon share about the importance of formation, discernment, and the basics of jail and prison ministry. They will also share about how CPMC can support you in beginning and sustaining your ministry. […]

Mar 26
Online Child Protection Legislation Marilyn Zigmund Luke, Director of Advocacy at the Alliance to End Human Trafficking shares about multiple bills before Congress that address the need to protect children online. Presentation Resources: PowerPoint Presentation (PDF) Alliance to End Human Trafficking website CPMC’s Human Trafficking Resource webpage

Mar 11
Sewing & Growing a Different Future Join Sr. Rita Mary Harwood, Patrick Gareau (Catholic Charities, Diocese of Cleveland), Warden Stephen Reynolds, and the gentlemen from the Grafton Correctional Institution to learn how sewing masks and creating a garden gave inmates purpose and transformed the prison’s atmosphere. Click here to access the PowerPoint Presentation from this town hall event.

Feb 02
Feast of St. Josephine Bakhita Join CPMC for a town hall marking the Feast of St. Josephine Bakhita with Katie Boller Gosewisch of the Alliance to End Human Trafficking and Felicitas Brugo Onetti of the USCCB. St. Josephine Bakhita is the patron saint of victims and survivors of human trafficking. Presentation Resource:  Alliance to End Human Trafficking Resources

Jan 31
Religious Liberties Join CPMC for an important conversation focused on religious liberties and the rights of people who are incarcerated or detained. All are invited to join to gain a better understanding of people’s rights and learn what to do if you witness an infringement of these rights. Our presenters on this topic are: Daniel Balserak, USCCB […]

Jan 16
A New Beginning Join us for a conversation about reimagining our approach to reentry ministry with three organizations that are inspired by the APAC Brazilian model to this ministry. This town hall welcomes Jim Blum (My Father’s House in Colorado), Fr. Dustin Feddon (Joseph House in Tallahassee, Florida), and Joshua Stancil (Living with Convictions in North Carolina). […]

Nov 22
Immigration Legislation This CPMC Advocacy Network town hall will explore immigration legislation through a presentation by Viviana Westbrook, State and Local Advocacy Attorney at the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC). She shares about CLINIC’s legal and advocacy work to embrace the Gospel value of welcoming the stranger by promoting the dignity and protecting the rights of […]

Nov 08
Guided by the Holy Spirit: Caring for the Incarcerated & Detained Join CPMC for a conversation with Bishop Emeritus Felipe de Jesús Estévez and Bellah Edmiston as they share ideas about what it means to be a spiritually-empowered minister to people affected by incarceration and detention, from a multi-generational perspective.

Oct 27
Guiados por el Espíritu Santo: Cuidar a los encarcelados y detenidos El obispo emérito Felipe de Jesús Estévez y Bellah Edmiston compartirán ideas sobre lo que significa ser ministro espiritualmente empoderado para personas afectadas por el encarcelamiento y la detención, desde una perspectiva multigeneracional.

Oct 23
Human Trafficking Advocacy Join us for a presentation by Marilyn Zigmund Luke, Director of Advocacy for the Alliance to End Human Trafficking (AEHT). She will share about the important work being done by AEHT to break barriers and advocate to end human trafficking. Resources: Alliance to End Human Trafficking website Town Hall PowerPoint Presentation T Visa Fact […]