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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: May, 2016

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

May 27, 2016
Gregg and Charles are joined by Steve Klineberg to learn about the results from the 35th Houston Area Survey, the diversity it points to, and how the 21st Century city can thrive. Dr. Stephen Klineberg is the Founding Director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University, where he is also a Professor of Sociology. He has been conducting the Houston Area Survey since 1982. The 35th Houston Area Survey can be read in its entirety here: https://kinder.rice.edu/has/ More information about Steve Klineberg can be seen here: https://kinder.rice.edu/people/leaders/    
May 20, 2016
Charles, Matt, and Gregg are joined by John Summers to hear about how he took a leap of faith to dramatically change his life, and where that is leading him. John Summers previously practiced law in London and is now about to complete seminary at Cambridge after which he will become an Anglican Priest. 
May 13, 2016
Charles Rotramel, Matt Russell, and Gregg Taylor talk about the difficulties faced by people returning from incarceration, the opportunities for connection created, and how we can become involved. Project Curate is hosting a conference called Reimagining Incarceration and Re-Entry at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Houston on July 28 and 29, 2016. Details are here: http://curateconference.org/ The article Gregg mentioned in this episode is: "I spent 11 years in prison. Here's what I wish I'd known before I got out"
May 6, 2016
Charles and Gregg are joined by Bert Smith to learn about the Prison Entrepreneurship Program that goes into prisons and helps people nearing release  start businesses and envision new futures for themselves. Bert shares how much he has learned from the men in prison. Bert Smith is the CEO of the Prison Entrepreneurship Program in Houston and had a successful career in business before joining the organization.  More information about the Prison Entrepreneurship Program is available here:  http://www.pep.org/
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