making the world a better place

I haven’t written much about the restorative justice project recently. We’re still doing research and preparation work, which is, to be honest, incredibly depressing much of the time! i spent a very depressing day last week researching rates of recidivism, and the connection between the de-institutionalisation of mental health services in the Kennett government era…

what does the uniting church need to do for a prison to be closed?

a bit of background about the restorative justice project The Uniting Church – like many other faiths communities and christian churches in victoria – has had an extensive prison ministry over many years. This includes a team of prison chaplains, and also some post-release care through various Uniting Care agencies. It is, obviously, important work,…

restorative justice and alternative spaces

i met Andreas yesterday who’s visiting from Denmark, researching alt worship / emerging church. We had such a good conversation – well, i don’t know if it was really helpful to him, but it helped a stack of different threads come together in my head. Andreas is involved in quite an amazing community in the…