During Lent Revered Mariah Marlin-Warfield and the Church of Peace in Rock Island, Ill., are focusing on how the criminal justice system relates to Christian faith. From the cable marathons of Law and Order to the new Rock Island police station, from a relative who was the victim of a crime to a neighbor who works at the jail, the criminal justice system touches all of our lives in some way. But how does this system relate to our Christian faith? Does the system have any room for forgiveness? Should it? What is the human side of our justice system? Each week on Wednesday evenings from February 17 to March 16, the Church of Peace hosts a program featuring guest speakers who bring a variety of experiences with the criminal justice system and a small group discussion afterwards. Speakers include representatives from the Rock Island Police Department, Heart of Hope Ministries, Quad Cities Interfaith, and more.
Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. followed by the program at 6:15 p.m. (Feb. 17, Feb. 24, March 2, March 9, and March 16). If you have any questions, or if you will need child care, please contact Pastor Mariah at email@example.com or (309) 788-6357 Each Sunday’s worship at 10:30 a.m. during Lent starting February 14 will also focus on faith locked up.