Their Story Matters with Sara Troy and her guest Lee Habeeb, on air from June 22nd
|A POWERFUL FILM FOR FATHER’S |
The Streets Were My Father: A Story of Hopelessness and Redemption
Lee Habeeb is the Executive Producer of The Streets Were My Father: A Story of Hopelessness and Redemption. An Our American Stories Film/Production. He is the CEO and Host of Our American Stories, a nationally syndicated non-profit storytelling show heard on 330 stations across the country.
He is also a weekly Newsweek essayist.
The film features the stories of three inner-city Chicago men – one African-American and two Hispanic – and their journey from fatherlessness to gangs, and from prison to encounters with prison ministry programs that set each of them on the road to redemption. And a life as productive members of society.
FAITH AS ONE SOLUTION: Christians have been at the forefront of prison reform in America, and soul reform, too. Of healing men and women, guiding their lives when they exit. In a world lacking in love, believers and non-believers alike will be moved by the stories of these three men. These do not just love stories, but stories about redemption, transformation, and transcendence.
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THE PRISON/FATHERLESSNESS CONNECTION: Nearly 2.3 million people in America are serving time in prison.
And 85% of youths in prison come from fatherless homes – 20X the average household with a father present.
FACTS ABOUT GROWING UP WITHOUT A FATHER: 90% of homeless and runaway: 32X the average.
71% of high school dropouts come from fatherless homes: 9X the average.
85% of children with behavioral disorders. 20X the average.
70% of Americans believe fatherless homes is our biggest social problem.