Our church welcomes Rev. Marilyn Kendrix on Sunday, November 26, as she discusses the topic of mass incarceration. She will give the sermon during the worship service, as well as lead a conversation after the service at 11:30am. All are welcome to attend the service and/or the workshop at 11:30.

As people of conscience, we should care about the poor among us and in our society, the people who fit that description the best are the 7.3 million people currently under correctional control, 2.3 million of whom are in prison or jail, while the remaining 5 million are kept in a permanent poverty by the rules of parole and probation and the legal discrimination against them in housing, employment, and public assistance. As one of the authors of The Justice Imperative: How Hyper Incarceration Hijacked the American Dream, Rev. Marilyn Kendrix will discuss the facts and consequences of mass incarceration in America and provide some recommendations for what we can do about it.

Rev. Marilyn Baugh Kendrix currently serves at the Interim Senior Pastor at the Congregational Church Naugatuck. A graduate of Yale Divinity School, Marilyn worked for over 15 years as an Organizational Development Consultant principally at AT&T but also in other profit and not-for-profit settings. In addition to her ministry at the Naugatuck church, Marilyn is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Conference of the UCC.

In May of 2013, Marilyn received her Master’s of Divinity degree from Yale Divinity School and a certificate from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. She was the recipient of the Henry Hallam Tweedy Prize for exceptional promise in pastoral leadership, the highest prize that Yale Divinity School confers on a graduating student each year, for her work in raising awareness about mass incarceration in America.