In American prisons, the Abrahamic faiths (Christianity, Judaism, and Islam) are supported in their faiths by chaplaincy. However, those of the Pagan faiths (Wicca, Santeria, Asatru) are often not understood and are not given time, space, and worship materials. This autobiographical textbook gives history, suggestions, examples, and contacts for improving outreach to Pagan and Heathen incarcerated people and those restored to society. The author has worked in four Federal prisons and is currently a volunteer in two county correctional centers and is in correspondence with facilities in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Missouri, and Kansas both with incarcerated people and their chaplains. Charles Butler Neto is pursuing a Master of Divinity degree at Howard University School of Divinity. He was born of missionary parents in Brazil and is trained in Wicca and Santeria and is ordained through Rising Sun Outreach Ministry specifically for his work in prisons.
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About the Author
Charles Redden Butler, Neto is a minister, poet, playwright, and musician. He was born in Brazil as the child of missionary parents. He was reared Christian and served in Pentecostal circles. At the age of 24 he met the Goddess and soon thereafter the Orisha spirits of West Africa. He was trained in Wicca through Ravenwood and Temple of Isis Rising in Santeria through the Temple of St. George in the early 1980s and received an Umbanda headwashing through Iyalorisha Mãe Izabel of São Paulo in 2014. He is ordained through Rising Sun Outreach Ministry of Maryland. He is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity degree at through Howard University School of Divinity. He lives in Hyattsville, MD with his wife and two cats..