Church Beyond the Walls

Our vision for Church Beyond the Walls is to bring congregations in central North Carolina who hunger for community together with currently and formerly incarcerated women and men who’ve tasted beloved community and carry with them some wisdom about how to build it. 

For the past decade we’ve worked with scores of churches around the country to re-imagine mission work that seeks community and relationships beyond traditional church spaces. At the same time, we’ve taken hundreds of pastors-in-training behind the walls of prison to meet sisters and brothers who’ve led them into a new experience of beloved community there. Our vision for Church Beyond the Walls is to bring congregations in central North Carolina who hunger for community together with currently and formerly incarcerated women and men who’ve tasted beloved community and carry with them some wisdom about how to build it.

If you know of a church that may be interested in learning more, please contact us here.

 

21st Century Freedom Ride

Each year, we lead a group of modern freedom riders to explore important sites in the history of the civil rights movement. We hear from movement leaders from the past and today, and learn about how last century's freedom movement can inform our efforts today to work for racial equality, justice, and peace.

What past 21st Century Freedom Riders had to say about their experience... 

"I talk and think about race every day. The 21st Century Freedom Ride was a great way to connect with others, learn new perspectives, and build from the leaders and events of the Civil Rights Movement. It has challenge me to think about my role in this movement in radically different ways. I'm so thankful for this experience!"

"There is a river of faith-rooted resistance that has flowed through this country since it was built by slaves. The 21st-Century Freedom Ride is a way to plunge into that river and follow its current where it leads us today."