Harold Dean Trulear

Harold Dean Trulear

  • Harold Dean Trulear
  • Associate professor of Applied Theology at Howard University School of Divinity, President of Globe Community Ministries in West Philadelphia


Crime and criminal justice issues face all of our congregations and communities. When the criminal justice system does its job, should Christians be satisfied that the Biblical demands of justice have been met as well? Or is there a higher standard of justice that leads to repentence, redemption and reconciliation? These questions loom large when record numbers of men and women (an estimated 650,000 in 2008) return to our communities from incarceration. This lecture examines the restorative justice tradition of the Christian church and its relevance for persons returning from incarceration, their families, churches and communities.

Dr. Trulear is an Associate Professor of Applied Theology at Howard University School of Divinity and president of Globe Community Ministries in West Philadelphia, PA. His area of expertise is in social policy and religion and urban ministry. He is a fellow at The Center for Public Justice in Washington DC.

The January Series of Calvin College - Dr. Harold Dean Trulear - January 19, 2009

Watch his interview on Calvin's Inner Compass program

Presentations at Calvin University

Beloved Community and Restorative Justice: Toward a Recovery of an Ethic of Restoration in the Churches' Response to Crime and Criminal Behavior
Part of the: January Series

Monday, January 19, 2009 12:30:00 PM (12:30 PM–1:30 PM EST)
Covenant Fine Arts Center Auditorium
Underwritten by: The Richard & Helen DeVos Foundation Watch now Listen now


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