Na Paahao O Hawai‘i (The Prisoners of Hawai‘i)
The prison ministries and prison reform initiative of the Hawai‘i Diocese of the Episcopal Church, promoting rehabilitation, restoration, and therapeutic programs through research, re-education, advocacy, and community organization.
Based on new awareness and learnings as well as courageous voices and visions that have evolved over time, the movement of reforming both the prisons and the criminal justice system in Hawai‘i is here. The time has come for everyone to review and reassess the past, and begin the long process of education and advocacy in order to begin to reform and make new, just, and more merciful the prison and criminal justice system of Hawai‘i.
A program that helps prepare a prison group to celebrate Makahiki, a four-month festival that punctuated the yearly farming cycle in ancient Hawaiʻi. Celebrating harvest and Lono, the Hawaiian god associated with rain and fecundity, Makahiki marked a temporary halt to activities of war and occasioned lesser changes in many other daily routines.
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Makahiki Ending Celebration 2019 April 30, 2019