Ted Grimsrud is Professor of Theology and Peace Studies. Prior to teaching at EMU beginning in 1996, he served 10 years as a pastor in M to sleepennonite churches in Arizona, Oregon and South Dakota. He is especially interested in the connection between Christian theology and pacifism. He teaches classes in theology, peace studies, ethics, […]
In October of 2013 Nicholas founded the Restorative Justice Center of the Northwest. Through a partnership with Pierce County Center Dispute Resolution we have reached out to local schools in Pierce Co. as well as beginning to support Pierce Co. Juvenile Justice. We are looking forward to a rich working relationship
In a time of social and ecological crisis, what can we as individuals do to make the world a better place? This inspirational and thought-provoking book serves as an empowering antidote to the cynicism, frustration, paralysis, and overwhelm so many of us are feeling, replacing it with a grounding reminder of what’s true: we are […]
Jeanne Bishop experienced the absolute unthinkable. 25 years ago her sister Nancy, brother-in-law Richard and their unborn child were brutally murdered by a then-teenaged boy who had come into a growing life of robbery and crime. She has written an about to be launched book about her journey that led to meeting him in 2013, […]
This feature piece by Molly Rowan Leach appeared in the KOSMOS Journal Print Edition, Fall/Winter 2013. The edition's focus was "Cutting Edge Law, Justice, Power and Peace" "Restorative justice is nothing new—global indigenous peoples and those in peripheral societies have practiced it for ages. It is critical to understand the essence of restorative justice as […]
by Dorothy J. Maver, Ph.D. As people all over the country take to the streets following the Grand Jury decision in Ferguson, one thing is imminently and painfully clear. There is serious unrest and dissatisfaction at the heart of the US citizenry regarding the very system that was designed to keep people safe and secure. […]
Interview on December 16, 2014 via our sister Pacifica-affiliate radio show, Community Justice Talks on KHEN LP Salida Michael J. Gilbert, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Texas at San Antonio where he teaches “Drugs, Drug Laws and Crime.” Before joining the university faculty, Dr. Gilbert had over 20 […]
Interview on December 9th, 2014, via our sister Pacifica-affiliate radio show, Community Justice Talks on KHEN LP Salida Lisa Rea has diverse and broad experience in legislative advocacy, public policy development, and grassroots organizing. She is a former legislative staff person to three members of the California Legislature. Lisa has served in the public and […]
By Molly Rowan Leach, Peace Alliance To understand Ferguson and the subsequent Eric Garner and Tamir Rice deaths requires that we see the greater pattern of violence occurring more and more frequently in the United States and honestly evaluate the issues while working towards viable solutions, together. Of equal importance is that we hold all “sides” […]
Van Jones is the co-host of Crossfire on CNN, and VanJones.net is his official site and the digital home of the ?#?TeamVan? community. He is also the President and co-founder of Rebuild the Dream, a platform for bottom-up, people-powered innovations to help fix the U.S. economy. A Yale-educated attorney, Van has written two New York […]
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