Texas Annual Conference - United Methodist Church

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The Texas Annual Conference (TAC) of the United Methodist Church established The Newgate Initiative to increase involvement in Restorative Justice ministry. Newgate was a prison in London dating back to the 1500ís and King Henry VIII. It was closed in 1902 and demolished to make room for the Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey). NEWGATE INITIATIVE PURPOSE: To serve as an advocate for change by connecting and equipping churches and individuals to minister to those incarcerated, their families, justice workers, and victims while working to improve re-entry ministries for offenders and their families. VISION: Lives impacted by crime will be restored by the love of Jesus Christ through Restorative Justice Ministries. MISSION: To inspire Texas Annual Conference congregations into personal participation in Restorative Justice activities and to facilitate their active engagement. (Copied from Web Page)

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