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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: July, 2016

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

Jul 29, 2016
Charles, Matt, and Gregg are joined by Cleve Tinsley to discuss the detachment facing black communities, the movement to connect, and how our tumultuous times create opportunities for us to coalesce. Cleve V. Tinsley IV is Theologian in Residence at St. John's United Methodist Church in Houston, and is also a Graduate Research Fellow and Ph..D. candidate in Religion at Rice University. He is a founding member of BTMHTX.  BLMTX can be found on Facebook here:  https://www.facebook.com/blmhtx/    
Jul 22, 2016
Charles and Adriana are joined by Kim Little-Brooks to learn about the recent devastating events in Baton Rouge, how the community is responding, and what we can do in our own communities. Rev. Kim Little-Brooks is Pastor of the Lutheran Church of Our Saviour in Baton Rouge, a church of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America denomination. She has been active in the Baton Rouge community for nine years.  The website for the Lutheran Church of Our Saviour in Baton Rouge is here:  http://oursaviourlutheran-brla.org/ The website for Together Baton Rogue is here: http://www.togetherbr.org/  
Jul 15, 2016
Charles, Matt, and Gregg are joined by Jaime Byrd to learn about how she overcame one of the most violent racial episodes in recent Texas history, and how she now lives without hate and helps others. Officer Jaime Byrd is a Police Officer with the Houston Police Department. Her father was James Byrd, Jr. of Jasper, Texas. His story is here:  http://www.biography.com/people/james-byrd-jr-092515
Jul 8, 2016
Charles, Matt, and Gregg are joined again by Tommie Dorsett to discuss how to change the culture of prisons and how incarcerated individuals can avoid returning to prison. Tommie is the Relations Director for C.H.A.R.M. Prison Ministry. He previously served as the Director of InnerChange Freedom Initiative (IFI) for 17 years, and also served as Regional Director for Prison Fellowship. He is a leading expert in the re-entry field. The C.H.A.R.M. website is here: http://www.charmprisonministry.org/ More God, Less Crime: Why Faith Matters and How it Could Matter More by Byron R. Johnson is mentioned in this episode. More information about it is here: http://www.baylorisr.org/about-isr/distinguished-professors/byron-r-johnson/more-god-less-crime/  
Jul 1, 2016
Charles, Matt, and Gregg are joined by Tommie Dorsett to discuss the challenges of life in prison and how incarcerated individuals can effectively return to society by changing their hearts. Tommie is the Relations Director for C.H.A.R.M. Prison Ministry. He previously served as the Director of InnerChange Freedom Initiative (IFI) for 17 years, and also served as Regional Director for Prison Fellowship. He is a leading expert in the re-entry field. The C.H.A.R.M. website is here: http://www.charmprisonministry.org/ The Marshall Project is a Pulitzer Prize-winning news organization focused on criminal justice issues. It is here: https://www.themarshallproject.org/ The Return is a film mentioned in this episode. More information about it is here:  http://www.pbs.org/pov/thereturn/  
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