INTERVIEW by James M. Kushiner
Prison Fellowship Founder Charles Colson’s Final Mission for Christian Faith & Culture
Charles (Chuck) Colson, former White House aide to President Richard Nixon, pled guilty to obstruction of justice in Watergate-related charges and spent seven months in Alabama’s Maxwell Prison, entering in 1974 as a new Christian. He founded Prison Fellowship in 1976. It has become the world’s largest outreach ministry to prisoners, ex-prisoners, and their families. In 1993 Colson was awarded the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion, donating the $1 million prize to Prison Fellowship. He has written over 30 books, including his autobiographical Born Again (1976) and How Now Shall We Live? (co-authored with Nancy Pearcey, 1999). In 1991 he launched BreakPoint, a daily radio commentary, now aired on 1,300 stations in the U.S. In 2009 he, Robert George, and Timothy George spearheaded the Manhattan Declaration on life, marriage, and religious liberty, which has collected over a half-million signatures. More recently, he has founded the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview.
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James M. Kushiner is the Director of Publications for The Fellowship of St. James and the former Executive Editor of Touchstone.
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