Catching Stones | June 16, 2017
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If you, O LORD, kept a record of sins, Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you.
Psalm 130:3-4


Government Funding Reinstated for Restorative Justice Project

Last month, the Canadian government announced that it will provide nearly $7.5 million over the next five years to Circles Support and Accountability, a restorative justice organization that helps convicted sex offenders reintegrate into the community. Read more about it here!


Bryan Stevenson: What Christians Can Do About Injustice

Bryan Stevenson recently spoke at Seattle Pacific University about what Christians can do about injustice.

Read the interview here.



The Liturgists Podcast: Christian Violence

On this episode of The Liturgists Podcast, Shane Claiborne talks about the relationship between Christianity and violence as it pertains to his advocacy around the death penalty. Listen here.


The Call In: Criminal Justice Reform

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered federal prosecutors to impose the most serious charges for drug offenses. NPR recently facilitated a conversation about this change in policy on The Call-In. Listen here.


Basic Restorative Practices Training in Rothesay, NB

The International Institute for Restorative Practices will give you practical knowledge and skills that you can use immediately in your personal and professional life—whether you're involved in education, criminal justice, social services, counseling, leadership, the pastoral field, volunteer, or other work in this four day training. Learn more and register here.


Am I Not Human? A Call for Criminal Justice Reform

Marlon Peterson was sentenced to 10 years in prison for a crime he committed in his early twenties. While in prison, he found redemption through a pen pal mentorship program with students from Brooklyn University. Listen to his story here.


Restorative Circle Meet-Up in Holland, Mich.

Another quarterly Restorative Circle Meet-Up will take place on Tues., June 20 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at New Holland Brewing (66 E. 8th St., Holland, Mich.) Whether you've been using Restorative Circles actively or not, this is a great chance to talk with others who are interested in finding better ways for all of us to live together.

Please email Ann ( if you'd like to attend.