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Daily Practice 2017.07.21 – Hope and Faith in Restorative Justice

Daily Practice 2017.07.21 – Hope and Faith in Restorative Justice

Word  Continuing to share items from The BeZine, our sister publication. Today's sharing is from Gail Stone, the Law and Justice Policy Advisor with the King County Executive's Office. Gail and I have been working together for the past year or so to bring systemic change to the justice system for juveniles in King County.  Gail shares with us a brief statement and a video. I do hope you will click through so you can watch it! I would summarize it with this quote... "and then there's all of us"... I also found a fabulous poem/quote to go with this topic from Kamand Kojouri. Hope and Faith in Restorative Justice from Gail Stone This video speaks volumes about why I have such faith and hope in restorative justice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBgSxUeHU80 What will you sh...
“Popular Sovereignty” and Marriage Equality

“Popular Sovereignty” and Marriage Equality

activism, Civil War, conflict, Consitution, emancipation, GLBT, law, Minorities, race, racism, slavery, Spirituality, Supreme Court, war
One of the more enlightened-sounding proposals aimed at resolving the question of marriage equality for sexual-orientation minorities is to allow each State in the Nation to decide the issue, either with a vote of the State legislature via initiative and referendum, where the State constitution permits such, or to allow each individual State’s legislature to decide the issue. This alternative appeals to the “democracy instinct” that is pretty much encoded into the Nation’s political DNA. But this perception is deceptive. We have seen this movie before, and its deeper implications are anything but friendly toward individual rights. The first time we saw the “let-the-States-decide” movie was in 1858 with the Lincoln-Douglas debates. All that is different, 1858 vs. now, is the specific matter...