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Restorative Justice

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Top Do Justice Articles of 2019

Thank you for joining us this year on Do Justice.  It is our hope and prayer that these articles blessed you and moved you to new action.  Enjoy this look at the top Do Justice articles written in 2019 (ranked by top pageviews).  

Justice Prayers - New Years 2019

Welcome to 2020!  In this first edition of Justice Prayers for the new year celebrate some good news with us.  

“Whose side are you on?"

“Whose side are you on? Are you with them or are you with us?” 

Trauma and True Justice

The level of mischief, grievances and conflicts are increasing in many communities. Trust levels and honest relationships are questionable.  One critical way to combat these rising tensions is how justice is by administering justice to achieve maximum respect for all involved. The modern court systems leave a lot to be desired. 

Justice Prayers - October 8th

You wearied yourself by such going about, but you would not say, ‘It is hopeless.’ You found renewal of your strength, and so you did not faint. - Isaiah 57:10

Two Student’s Perspective on Returning Citizens, Restorative Justice, and the Reformed Church

Justice Prayers - August 28th

Hear my prayer, O God; listen to the words of my mouth. - Psalm 54:2

What could a map have to do with restorative justice?

A few years ago I joined some members of my church to think together about mass incarceration. One of the participants in our group was a returning citizen, a man who had served time and was trying to re-establish himself in the community. I asked him about the greatest challenge he faced when he got out of prison, fully expecting that he’d point to finding employment, housing, or another specific need – and indeed those were real challenges for him.

Justice Prayers - August 14th

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. - Ephesians 2:10

Justice Prayers - July 17

Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you. - Jeremiah 32:17

Changing Climate Leading to Drought, Crisis in Somalia

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