1.29.16: Activist starts ’40 Days of Peace’ for parents with felonies
MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — An international peace activist has launched his ’40 Days of Peace’ program in Muskegon County to parents with felonies.
The Muskegon Chronicle reports that author and activist Kit Cummings created the Power of Peace five years ago as a way of bringing people together. He asks for 40 days to change prisons, schools, nonprofit groups and churches.
He started his program with 12 convicts at a prison in Georgia. He brought it last week to Muskegon County’s initiative known as EXIT. EXIT is a program for non-violent offenders. They receive life- and job-skills training with the promise of temporary employment. It exclusively enrolls felons with children in an effort to strengthen families.
The overall goal of the Power of Peace Project is to reduce youth crime.