Take a ride with Fr. Michael Kennedy, SJ, the Executive Director of the Jesuit Restorative Justice Initiative in Culver City, CA and learn the way JRJI operates in order to restore relationships broken as a result of gang violence and incarceration. Filmed by The Ignatian News Network (2012).
CHISPA by Andrew and Casey Kleczek, captures powerful moments of our work in prisons and features members of the JRJI team and retreat participants at Ironwood State Prison. CHISPA journeys through the stories of men who are incarcerated and were formerly incarcerated, and how God helped them find healing and forgiveness on their paths to transformation.
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NOVEMBER 6, 2016 - VIA VATICAN RADIO
Pope's Homily for Jubilee of Prisoners
On Sunday, Pope Francis celebrated Mass for the Jubilee of Prisoners in St Peter's Basilica, telling those present, "by learning from past mistakes, you can open a new chapter of your lives." Read full article here.
AUGUST 13, 2016 - VIA ANGELUS NEWS
This month, Angelus News has published an in-depth look at overcrowded prisons in their 'Prison on Parole' Issue, which features JRJI's Fr. Mike Kennedy, Bobby Garcia, and others. We invite you to read it and learn more about the effects of mass incarceration and how we can respond to Pope Francis' invitation to 'take seriously the pain of its children', especially those on the margins, in this Jubilee Year of Mercy.
READ IT HERE: Editor's Note: Our 'Prison on Parole' Issue by JD Long-Garcia
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