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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: April, 2017

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

Apr 28, 2017

Charles, Matt, and Gregg are joined by Rudy Rasmus to discuss the future of the church, how people gather, and how we can connect with meaning and God. Rev. Rudy Rasmus is Senior Pastor of St. John's United Methodist Church in Houston and is the author of numerous books, the most recent of which is "Love. Period." 

His website is here:

http://www.pastorrudy.net/

St. John's UMC website is here:

http://stjohnsdowntown.org/

Rudy's new coffee shop, Through Good Coffee, is here:

http://throughgoodcoffee.com/

Apr 21, 2017

Charles, Matt, and Gregg are joined by Rudy Rasmus to hear his incredible story, how he moved from marginal lifestyle to beloved pastor and community leader, and how he has gotten closer to God. Rev. Rudy Rasmus is Senior Pastor of St. John's United Methodist Church in Houston and is the author of numerous books, the most recent of which is "Love. Period." 

His website is here:

http://www.pastorrudy.net/

St. John's UMC website is here:

http://stjohnsdowntown.org/

Rudy's new coffee shop, Through Good Coffee, is here:

http://throughgoodcoffee.com/

Apr 14, 2017

Charles, Matt, and Gregg are joined by Blanca Puma to discuss solidarity, the amazing power of community, and "minga"--working together for the betterment of all. Blanca Puma is Executive Director of Fedice, a non-profit working with indigenous and marginalized communities in Ecuador.

The Fedice website is here:

http://www.fedice.org/ 

Blanca Puma can be reached here:

blancapuma@hotmail.com

Apr 7, 2017

Charles and Gregg have a spirited discussion about the social construct that is juvenile delinquency, the attitudes and policies that led to the rise of incarceration, and how to change this narrative and make a difference. 

Materials mentioned in the episode: 

"From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America," by Elizabeth Hinton:

https://www.amazon.com/War-Poverty-Crime-Incarceration-America/dp/0674737237/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1491455598&sr=8-1&keywords=from+the+war+on+poverty+to+the+war+on+crime

"The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration," by Ta-Nehisi Coates: 

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/10/the-black-family-in-the-age-of-mass-incarceration/403246/

"The $3.4 Trillion Mistake: The Cost of Mass Incarceration and Criminalization, and How Justice Reinvestment Can Build a Better Future for All":

http://www.maketheroad.org/report.php?ID=4355

 

 

 

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