A Chicago community meets to "foster diversity in each circle in order to cultivate the moments of both 'Me too' and 'I never knew.'"
Linda Showman’s journey towards restorative justice ministry has taken several years and varying forms. Now a Project Consultant in the Office of Prison Ministry at the Archdiocese of Portland, Showman has found ways to invite others in her community into an ethic of restoration.
Three conferences on restorative justice have been organized by the students in the Calvin Prison Initiative. Eric Boldiszar – one of these students – shares the faith and inspiration leading him to create these events.
How must have Joseph felt upon learning of Mary’s pregnancy — an unlawful offense for which she could have received the death penalty — instead he decided to follow God’s will for reconciliation.
Esta reflexión de La Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe ilumina nuestra dignidad como hijos de Dios especialmente los que están al margen de la sociedad.
This reflection for The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe identifies the God-given dignity to us all – particularly those society has marginalized.
For the Third Sunday of Advent — Gaudete Sunday — the Scripture readings begin to shift from “the Lord is coming” to “the Lord is at hand.”
The readings for the Second Sunday of Advent call us, God’s children, to live in harmony with one another. This unity can only be achieved through the light of Christ.
As we prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ, we reflect on how we can live and walk as he did.
The chair of the Death Penalty Abolition and Restorative Justice issue team of the Marianist Social Justice Collaborative shares how the group built a collective understanding around restorative practices using CMN's small group modules.
Sister Helen Prejean, a longtime champion in the abolition movement, recalls an important encounter with racial issues. Sr. Helen is a member of the Congregation of St. Joseph. CMN is part of the CSJ Mission Network.
As the staff at a national organization, we at Catholic Mobilizing Network have the great privilege of being in relationship with countless Catholics all over the U.S. who are transforming our criminal justice system from punitive to restorative. Actions like holding prayer vigils, publishing op-eds, conducting parish-based education, and opposing executions are making a difference.
Through a mentorship program and Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA), the Archdiocese of Dubuque is tackling issues of recidivism and addiction, and fostering strong community ties in the process.
Marilyn Shankle-Grant provides a courageous testimony as the mother of a death row inmate.
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