There is mounting evidence that increasing religiosity not only reduces crime and delinquency, but also promotes prosocial behavior. Museum of the Bible is excited to host Byron Johnson who will present compelling evidence that the Bible and faith-motivated individuals and organizations provide a powerful antidote to crime-related problems.
Byron Johnson is Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences at Baylor University. He is the founding director of the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) as well as director of the Program on Prosocial Behavior. He is a leading authority on the scientific study of religion, the efficacy of faith-based organizations, and criminal justice. Johnson’s recent publications have examined the impact of faith-based programs on recidivism reduction and prisoner reentry.
American Bible Society
6 - 7 p.m.
7 - 7:30 p.m.