First Annual Interfaith In Prison Event!

The New Seminary for Interfaith Studies, (http://www.new-seminary.com/), in collaboration with Getting Out by Going In (GOGI) (http://www.gettingoutbygoingin.org), hosted the FIRST ANNUAL INTERFAITH IN PRISON event in select California State, Los Angeles County and UTAH State Correctional Facilities.

About 100 inmates from the three prison systems met in groups on February 1st and 4th, and were asked to reflect on what “Interfaith” means to them and how Interfaith Harmony can unlock man’s internal prison walls. The essays and responses from the inmates have been included in a 5-minute video, which was produced to expand awareness of the event, World Interfaith Harmony Week and the general Interfaith Message of The New Seminary and GOGI as well.

More than 2.3 million men, women and children are in prisons in the United States. These individuals will benefit from the opportunity to learn of and experience the universal power of interfaith harmony.

Through this effort, The New Seminary and Getting Out By Going In (GOGI) believe participating prisoners will become ambassadors of tolerance, peace and understanding in their institutions and communities once released.