Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Municipal Violations

If you've read John Wesley biographies, then you know that as a graduate student Wesley ministered to those in debtors prison.  That ministry took many forms including preaching, Bible study, offering the sacraments, prayer, and raising funds to secure a prisoner's release.

The US has its own form of debtors prison, and as Wesleyans we can draw inspiration from our founder's example and work with organizations such as the Southern Poverty Law Center to protect people from excesses fines for minor violations.

1 comment:

Cynthia Astle said...

Laura, you've done the church a great service by linking to John Oliver's monologue (even though some will object to the vulgarity). I'm picking this up for UM Insight, with a link back to your blog. Thanks!