May 5 Moon Lecture at St. Mark's in Sacramento Explores 'Theology and Politics of Crime and Justice'

April 28, 2011

St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Sacramento will host an evening with Dr. Janet L. Wolf, one of America's foremost preachers, Thursday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m., as part of its bonus Moon Lectures. The title of her lecture is, "To See and Be Seen: Explore the Theology and Politics of Crime and Justice in America."

Dr. Wolf is Professor of Church and Society at the American Baptist College in Nashville, Tennessee, as well as an adjunct faculty member at Vanderbilt Divinity School for theology classes at the prison.
 
From 2001 to 2005, she served as Director of Public Policy and Community Outreach for "Religious Leaders for a More Just and Compassionate Drug Policy," a national interfaith coalition working to change drug laws with focus on harm reduction, alternatives to incarceration, decriminalization of possession, and transformative justice.
 
She has received a number of honors and awards, including Nashville Human Rights Award, Harry Chapin Award, and National Council of Negro Women Award.
 
Dr. Wolf is in demand as a speaker throughout the country – you may remember her preaching at General Conference.
 
A free will offering will be collected.
 
St. Mark's UMC is located at 2391 St. Mark's Way, Sacramento, CA 95864. Plan your trip there using the Google Maps feature on the St. Mark's UMC page on the Conference website at cnumc.org.