Progressive Prison Ministries, Inc.: the first ministry in the United States created to provide confidential support and counseling to individuals, families and organizations with white-collar and other nonviolent incarceration issues. Greenwich CT & Nationwide.

Friday, July 1, 2016

July 2016 Newsletter: Progressive Prison Ministries, Faith & Dignity for the Days Ahead

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July '16 Newsletter 
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Faith & Dignity for the Days Ahead  
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Significant Outcomes: Since Jan. 2015, We have Served Over 62 Individuals and 32 Families in 25 States:  
   
Since Jan. 2015, we have served individuals and families in twenty-five states, including:     
Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.
We typically communicate with these individuals and families before, during and upon reentry from prison in person or by phone, email, Skype, FaceTime, GoToMeeting or, if in a Federal prison, via CorrLinks. Please click image for our information package. 
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Video: We Were Interviewed By Jennifer Crumpton for the Huffington Post  
   
Please click image to watch our June 7, 2016 video interview with Jennifer Crumpton, author of the book Femmevangelical, and religion columnist for The Huffington Post and Patheos.     
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Event: We Will Guest Preach at the Unitarian Church in Westport, CT, Sun. July 3rd

We are honored to be invited to guest preach on Sun., July 3, 2016 at this wonderful church dedicated to social justice. 10 Lyons Plains Rd., Westport, CT. Please join us! Click image for more information.  
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Radio: We Talked White-Collar Crime & Redemption With Babz Rawls Ivy on Her Show, FM 103.5, WNHH, New Haven, CT
 
We were invited back by Babz Rawls Ivy to appear on her Love Talk radio show, June 3, 2016.  Please click image to listen to the archived show on SoundCloud.
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News: Jeff Has Been Invited to The Writing Pastor Workshop at Louisville Seminary

We are pleased to announce that Jeff has been invited to Louisville Seminary for a week-long Collegeville Institute spiritual writing workshop, fall 2016, with reknowned author and professor, J. Bradley Wigger. Click image for more information.   
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Cover Story: Jeff Featured in Men of Faith Magazine 
   
Click image to read Men of Faith Magazine: 
Interview with Rev. Jeff Grant, by Hurley Morgan, Senior Managing Editor (pg.8 - 11). We are so grateful to Elissa Gabrielle, Cheryl Lacey Donovan, Hurley Morgan, Cee Cee H. Caldwell Miller and all at Real Life Real Faith Media for allowing us the opportunity to reach out to individuals and families with white-collar and nonviolent incarceration issues who are suffering in silence. Issue release date May 18, 2016.   
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Article: Lynn Featured in Women Walking By Faith Magazine 
   
Click image to read the Women Walking By Faith May/June Edition, Women's Ministry/Organization Highlight: "A Chat With Lynn Springer (pg. 24-25). Issue release date May 16, 2016
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Article: The Slippery Slope of Goals & Incentives, by Tim Askew - Guest Blogger   

Click image to read our friend Tim Askew's article on prisonist.org,"The Slippery Slope of Goals & Incentives: Incentive to perform is often indistinguishable from incentive to cheat," that originally appeared in Tim's column on Inc.com
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Grant: ABCUSA Has Awarded Us A Grant To Help Struggling Families & For College Scholarships. Apply Now!
 
We are so grateful to the American Baptist Churches USA for awarding us a Matthew 25 $2000 grant to provide one-time stipends to individuals or families with white-collar or nonviolent incarceration issues to be used for short-term expenses and for college scholarships. Please feel free to email us if you require assistance. The funds will be administered by Jeff's Supervising Minister, Rev. Hopeton Scott of the First Baptist Church of Bridgeport.  Click image for more information. 
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Donations: Thank You For Your Support & Generosity!

We are grateful for all donations made to our ministries. Donations can be made by Credit Card/PayPal or by sending your check payable to: "Progressive Prison Ministries, Inc." P.O. Box 1232, Weston, Connecticut 06883.  We are a CT Religious Corp. with 501(c)(3) status - all donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.   
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Contact Information:  
 
If transformation and redemption matter to you, a friend or a family member with a white-collar or nonviolent incarceration issue, please contact us and we will promptly send you an information package by mail, email or via Dropbox. The darkest days of a person's life can be a time of renewal and hope.

Blessings, כן, מאוד

Jeff & Lynn 
 
Prisonist.org: Progressive Prison Project/Innocent Spouse & Children Project are missions of Progressive Prison Ministries, Inc.  
 
Mailing Address: 
P.O. Box 1232 
Weston, Connecticut 06883 
(o) 203-769-1096
Rev. Jeff Grant, JD, M Div, Director 
Lynn Springer, Founding Advocate, Innocent Spouses & Children
(m) 203-536-5508
George Bresnan, Advocate, Ex-Pats 
(m) 203-609-5088
Jim Gabal, Development 
(m) 203-858-2865
Babz Rawls Ivy, Media Contact 
(m) 203-645-9278

Faith & Dignity for the Days Ahead
 

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