Jesus the Liberator Seminary of Religious Justice
St John's Grace Episcopal Church
Buffalo, NY 14222
Jesus the Liberator Seminary was founded by the Rev. Hugh Pratt and a host of college professors, ministers and justice advocates, and was established as a 501c3 nonprofit in 1995 in Buffalo, NY. We are currently housed at St. John’s Grace Episcopal Church.
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. We are justice oriented and apply these values to the healing of society and to the uplift of the underserved and unheard. We encourage the articulation of a theology which upholds these values and helps to create a socially responsible ministry. We help to build up people who serve with knowledge.
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 three books: Prison Theology (2013), Dreamers, Romans and Prisons: Meditation on Crime, Illness, Healing and Liberation (2015) and More to this Confession: Relational Prison Theology (2020).
Jesus the Liberator Seminary of Religious Justice is a member of the Western New York Library Resources Council.