cynical by necessity

From the Victorian Parliamentary Hansard It is fair to say that there is a widespread perception in the community that the sentences delivered by our courts are too lenient, that they do not reflect community views as to the gravity of the offences concerned and that they are failing to exercise an adequate deterrent effect…

communal justice

There’s an excellent opinion piece in the Herald Sun today about the prison system and communal justice. It’s written by Father Joe Caddy, Catholic prison chaplain in Melbourne. [that’s a first from me! ‘excellent opinion piece in the Herald Sun’!] I’ve been reading prison statistics this morning over breakfast, in preparation for the communal justice…

you have to live

taken from Laura’s story sometimes i wonder what right i have to ever talk about hope or forgiveness, about crucifixion or resurrection. I met with John Steward this morning. John lives in Melbourne but spends two months in Rwanda each year, assisting Rwandan community workers in reflecting on how the Rwandan community heals and builds…