Knock, Knock, (THIS IS NOT A) Joke!

“Behold I stand at the door and knock; if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father...
The Consolation of Easter

The Consolation of Easter

At times I make the mistake of seeing those in need as somehow less than or as “others.” I can acknowledge my place of privilege and, in that privilege, it can be easy to offer help to the poor or to the oppressed out of pity. During this Easter season, I have been...

Explaining The Mass Incarceration Crisis

Cory Booker shares the reality of our mass incarceration crisis. While our nation is home to 5 percent of the worlds’ population, we house 25 percent of its prisoners. The federal prison population has increased by over 800% in the last 30 years. Don’t you think...

We Need Your Help!

You have been waiting 8 years for this day. There were times when you thought you were going to die in prison, but you made it. You’re back. You have a bed at the local shelter, and the church’s soup kitchen around the corner is providing your meals....

Knowing—and Facing—the Challenges of Incarceration

“In Philadelphia, at least 35,000 persons return from prison and jail every year.” As followers of Christ, we are called to proclaim release to captives. Ministries like Redemption Housing and Philadelphia’s LIFE Ministry at Living Gospel are on the front lines of...

The Latest from Redemption Housing

Happy New Year! At Redemption Housing, we are excited for the prospects that 2017 will bring and look forward to meeting like-minded partners, donors, and volunteers. Together, we concluded 2016 by exceeding our end-of-year goals and are now more than halfway towards...