Dialogues on Race and Religion: The Rising Hope Prison Ministry

MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017
7 PM – 8:30 PM

Join formerly incarcerated men from The Rising Hope Program in Ministry and Human Services, which offers a post-secondary course of study designed to prepare people in prison for ministry or work in the helping professions, in a discussion of their experiences.

Founded by the late Rev. Dr. George (Bill) W. Webber, President Emeritus of New York Theological Seminary, and Dr. Marian Bohen, a college educator and Ursuline nun, Rising Hope operates in several New York state prisons, including Sing Sing, Fishkill, and Woodbourne Correctional Facilities. Courses are taught by volunteers, often distinguished in their fields, who freely give their time and expertise to help the incarcerated find a path to living a positive life through education and service. The courses are offered without cost to the students and is open to prison inmates of any faith tradition who wish to grow intellectually and spiritually and serve others’ needs. Volunteer teachers in the program focus on education as a path toward personal transformation.

For more information, contact Steven Lee at or 212.316.7483.

This event will take place in Cathedral House in the middle of the Cathedral's Close. Attendees should enter the Close via the driveway just south of the Cathedral's main entrance at 112th Street, check in at the security booth on the right, and proceed to Cathedral House. You can download a map of the Close here.