What does our theology teach us about how we treat people who have committed crimes that seem unforgivable? Just a few miles from our church and homes is the Old Colony Correctional Complex, a collection of medium-security institutions that incarcerate hundreds of inmates and mental-health patients. Kimberly French will share her own spiritual journey as a lay-ministry visitor to an inmate there.
A contributing editor and online columnist for the UU World, Kimberly French is a journalist who has been a longtime active member of the First UU Society of Middleborough. Her collections of essays “Offenders Among Us,” about the sex offenders and clergy misconduct, appeared in the Winter 2014 issue of the UU World.