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A Proposal for "Illegal Aliens"

The Hebrew Scriptures clearly call for the children of Israel to make room for the alien. The Israelites are reminded that they, too, were once aliens in a strange and distant land. …Who loves the stranger...
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Staying Alive to do Justice

I try to start each day by setting aside about twenty minutes for centering prayer.  I empty my mind of the hundred-and-one things that are apt to start spinning in my head the moment I wake up.  Then, focusin...
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Being an Oxymoron

A few years back I was a guest on Steven Colbert’s popular television show, The Colbert Report. He introduced me as an Evangelical who is liberal on social issues. Then he added, “He’s a living oxymoron!” Sa...
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Whose Side Are You On?

 This blog post was first published on rjonline.org Many thoughts run through my mind when I consider the work I have done over many years in the restorative justice field. I often say when I am speaking publi...