Andrew Johnson is a research associate with the University of Southern California’s Religious Competition and Creative Innovation initiative. He is conducting a research project, “Religion Behind Bars: Pentecostalism in Brazilian Prisons and the Social Consequences of Religious Prisoners,” through a grant from USC’s Pentecostal and Charismatic Research Initiative. He has conducted research on Pentecostalism inside […]
Prison Fellowship Ministries reaches out to prisoners, ex-prisoners, victims, and their families, and promotes biblical standards of justice in the criminal justice system.
The International Prison Chaplains Association works to support and connect Christian prison chaplains around the world to help each be more effective in their ministry. Contact this organization through its website.
Coalition of Prison Evangelists is a professional service organization for Christians ministering in the field of corrections. Contact through the website.
Read an April 5, 2013, article published by Reuters about Pope Francis’ first statement on clergy sex abuse. He urged the church to “act decisively” when dealing with accusations of sexual misconduct.
Read a June 18, 2013, article published by The New York Times about the release of documents that trace the beginnings of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy back to 1932.
Read a July 2, 2013, article published by The Christian Science Monitor about the clergy abuse scandal in Milwaukee. Newly released documents reveal plans to pay abusive priests to leave the church. The Milwaukee archdiocese is currently enmeshed in bankruptcy court after facing accusation of fraud from victims of sexual abuse.
Read a July 12, 2013, article published on CharismaNews.com about Pope Francis’ decree that officially criminalizes sexual acts with children. Though the law only applies to the Vatican City, it was meant to send a message to the world about the pope’s commitment to ending the crimes that have disgraced the church for more than a […]
Read a July 8, 2013, column published by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel about the effect the Catholic Church’s history of predacious clergymen has had on the faith of their congregations.