Tag: justice system

Millions for Prisoner Rights, March on Washington, Abolish Amendment 13

Incarceration, peace and justice
"And whoever saves a life it is as though he had saved the lives of all mankind" (5:32). "Each [hu]man's step forward is a step forward for all of [hu]mankind." the great white* brotherhood * "white" here is not a reference to race but to the Aura of White Light that surrounds the appointed ones, those who have arisen from every race, creed and walk of life to lead others to enlightenment. - Jamie Dedes
Awake to (in)Justice

Awake to (in)Justice

spiritual practice, Spirituality
Today, I am giving the following testimony in Olympia, Washington. I thought I'd share it here. I honestly believe that we are all called to confront injustice where we see it. I am called, in particular, to confront injustice with youth affected by incarceration. I often see the best and worst that the world can throw in that situation. I see the beauty of the divine in every young person's face that I meet - that child created as a beloved, whole, reflection of the divine. I see the complete loss of Beauty and Love when politics and self-interest over-ride the call to protect our children. Where do you see Beauty? Where have you felt the lack of Love? What (in)justice is calling to you? Testimony for HB 1651 – Youth Opportunity Act Good morning Mister Chair and members of the committe

Witness Wednesday

Photography, spiritual practice, Spirituality
Where has grace moved in your life? What are you witness to? What story of love have you seen? Or the absence of love? At the one end of my life yesterday was a fabulous opportunity fulfilled! I was given a grant to fund a part-time position of someone who will walk with at-risk youth from a particular neighborhood. This is an immense relief to me. Another person will make my life much easier! Yay! Love wins! At the other end of the spectrum, one of the youth I work with was raped yesterday. Boo! Love lost. And in general, I am so very angry over the situation this young person is in that I do not really know what to do. What I can do is share the story. Bev (not her real name) was released from juvenile detention last Tuesday, May 21. She is 18 so is "aging out" of juvenile. She wa...