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reClaimed: Dialogues on Justice and Kinship

Charles Rotramel, Matt Russell, and Gregg Taylor carry on a wide ranging discussion each week on restorative justice, current events, and faith.
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Now displaying: February, 2016

Charles Rotramel, Matt Russell, and Gregg Taylor lead a discussion on restorative justice, current events, and faith. New episodes post each Friday.

Feb 26, 2016
Charles, Matt, and Gregg are joined by Shariq Ghani for a fascinating discussion about growing up Muslim in America, overcoming obstacles, and ways Christians and Muslims can connect. Shariq is active in the Islamic Society of Greater Houston, preaches in mosques throughout the region, and leads an innovative youth leadership group. He is an activist and helps to lead the Minaret Foundation, an organization dedicated to improving the image of Islam in the West. Their website is here: http://www.minaretfoundation.com/  
Feb 19, 2016
Charles, Matt and Gregg are joined by Canon John Newton, Chief of Staff for the Episcopal Diocese of Texas to discuss how he and his colleagues have worked to keep the focus on mission while working through difficult conflict, and how God helps guide us toward kinship. John is an Episcopal priest who has degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and from Virginia Theological Seminary. He is the author of New Clothes: Putting on Christ and Finding Ourselves, and of the upcoming book Falling into Grace: Exploring Our Inner Life with God, available in April. John's great blog is here: http://www.cruci-formation.com/
Feb 12, 2016
Charles, Matt and Gregg are joined again by Ron Williams, MSW, Outreach Worker for Houston: reVision, for the conclusion of his inspiring story of moving from the street life to helping kids leave the streets. Ron has worked in correctional facilities in Detroit, worked as a street intervention worker with some of the most hard to reach individuals, and is now working with youth in the juvenile justice system on the streets of Houston. His one of a kind story of transformation is astonishing and full of hope. Ron is writing a book about his life which will be released in the coming months.  More information about Houston: reVision is available here: http://houstonrevision.org
Feb 5, 2016
Charles, Matt and Gregg are joined by Ron Williams, MSW, Outreach Worker for Houston: reVision, who shares his incredible story of the street life, the despair of 80's Detroit, and the inspiring transformation that has led him to help kids leave the street life behind. Ron has worked in correctional facilities in Detroit, worked as a street intervention worker with some of the most hard to reach individuals, and is now working with youth in the juvenile justice system on the streets of Houston. His one of a kind story of transformation is astonishing and full of hope. "Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story" by David Maraniss is mentioned in this podcast, and provides additional context for the history of Detroit. Ron is writing a book about his life which will be released in the coming months.  More information about Houston: reVision is available here: http://houstonrevision.org/
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