Outreach & Christian Living
February Mission of the Month - Madison-Area Urban Ministry
Founded in 1971, Madison-Area Urban Ministry (MUM) has served as a prophetic voice for justice in our community for over four decades. MUM is private, 501 (c) 3 non-profit agency.
MUM offers an array of direct services programs for individuals and families impacted by the criminal justice system, including prison reentry programming (since 1999), services for children who have an incarcerated parent (since 1999), community events designed to help people understand what it’s like to walk in the shoes of someone newly released from prison, jail and prison in-reach programming, and an on-site emergency food pantry.
"As an interfaith organization we seek to live out the call across faith traditions to care for our brothers and sisters, to welcome the stranger, and to work for justice. At MUM we adhere to the words of theologian William Sloane Coffin “Charity yes, always, but never as a substitute for justice.”