OBK Search for Office Space & Metro-East Networking

OBK Search for Office Space & Metro-East Networking

The month of October is very busy as the Board continues the search for a physical office location in East St. Louis to provide the returning citizens with service programs as they reenter their community. We are also working with ...
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OBK Sets Goals and Alters Course

OBK Sets Goals and Alters Course

At their September board meeting the Directors of Our Brothers’ Keepers made a strategic decision to move forward their plans for prisoner reentry in East St. Louis. Readers of this newsletter know that for several years our fledgling ministry has ...
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A Patron Saint for Reentry

A Patron Saint for Reentry

On October 4th we celebrate Francis of Assisi, founder of the religious order in which I’m a brother and one of the most popular saints of the Church. Francis is also one of our most misunderstood saints. He is remembered ...
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I Have My Doubts

I Have My Doubts

This is the title of a book study series that Father Chris Reuter is offering this fall at Immaculate Conception Parish in Columbia IL, where he serves as Sacramental Minister. It was designed to attract those "who have more questions ...
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New IDOC Prisoner Entrepreneur Education Program

New IDOC Prisoner Entrepreneur Education Program

Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a bill into law creating a program to teach Illinois prison inmates’ business skills. The goal of the legislation is to decrease recidivism by providing inmates with opportunities to acquire business skills for use after ...
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