Thursday, 15 March 2012 17:03

Prison breaks ground on long-awaited chapel


PENDER COUNTY, NC -- Nearly 800 inmates call the Pender Correctional Institution home. Although it's just a temporary stop for most, prison leaders and the community have come together to build what they hope will make a lasting impression.

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  • (Photo: The Christian Post)
    Chuck Colson, founder of Prison Fellowship, speaks at the launch of the "Doing the Right Thing" movement at Christian Fellowship Church, in Ashburn, Va., on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2011.
  • The Christian Post > Church & Ministries|Sun, Sep. 25 2011 02:32 PM EDT

    ASHBURN, Virginia. – America is in what evangelical leader Chuck Colson is calling an "ethical mess" and it's time for Christians and the rest of the population to start "doing the right thing."

    Tens of thousands of Christians from across the country tuned in to a live webcast on Saturday to witness the launch of the "Doing the Right Thing" movement. The grassroots movement is being led by Colson, who believes an ethics revolution is "desperately needed."

    Unfortunately, Christians and the majority of the American population have been afraid to speak up and have allowed the "cultural elite" to force them into silence, Colson said.

    "The vast majority of people just listen to what a small group that run the culture talk about – the elite," the founder of Prison Fellowship said.

    "I think we're intimidated," he commented.

    But, he stressed, "there is time to get a movement of people ... who aren't willing to sit in the spiral of silence but want to speak out and want to make a difference around them."

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