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Jesus the Liberator Seminary is a faith-based, nonprofit organization located in Buffalo, NY. Our main emphasis is to form relationships with incarcerated people through nationwide correspondence. We work to provide spiritual development and religious instruction and to create an educational community by connecting college professors, theologians, clergy, activists and incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people.
Jesus the Liberator Seminary was founded by the Rev. Hugh Pratt and was established as a 501c3 nonprofit organization in 1995. We heal and empower through spiritual guidance and facilitated education. We value humility, mercy, intelligence, wisdom born from experience and love which serves others. We come from a Christian tradition which values and respects all traditions. Originally Jesus the Liberator Seminary provided formal theological courses in prisons and within the community and offered a personalized course of study through correspondence. Members and friends of the organization also published two books: Prison Theology (2013) and Dreamers, Romans and Prisons: Meditation on Crime, Illness, Healing and Liberation. Rev. Douglas Gilbert was a long time chair of the board and bequeathed a large theological library. Original publications from the organization and the donated books have been distributed to incarcerated people, prison chaplains and other nonprofit organizations in an effort to build community and to foster the evolution of the ideas. We are currently working on a third publication, There is More to This Confession: Relational/Prison Theology (2019).The Reifler Enablement Fund of the Network of Religious Communities has provided some of the funds for Jesus the Liberator and personal donations.