Religious Diversity News

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Stemming Chicago Gun Violence | April 7, 2016 | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS

“I look at crime or violence as a violation of relationships. Some people are harmed, some people do that harm. So the role of restorative justice is to repair, as best we can, those relationships” says Father Dave Kelly. He directs the Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation on Chicago’s South Side, a center that offers support to survivors of gun violence. More →

Source: Stemming Chicago Gun Violence | April 7, 2016 | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS

Chicago Gun Violence | March 30, 2016 | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS

“Sometimes the pain that’s resident in the community—it can be overwhelming,” says Rev. David Watkins III, pastor of Greater Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago’s Washington Park neighborhood. “However, part of the hope of the gospel is that even in the midst of despair, you always have a way out…This community should be better off because as a church we are in it.” More →

Source: Chicago Gun Violence | March 30, 2016 | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS