Restorative justice, which emphasizes healing of the victim, the community and the offender, is being implemented in different ways across the country. Some focus on victims; others include prison-related ministries and outreach efforts. All center on forgiveness.
Ministry to inmates’ children and spouses can help keep families together through incarceration and after release. Generally, offenders are placed in prisons away from home—often across the state or even in another state.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (ABP) -- Feeling the effects of a bad economy, several Southern Baptist Convention-affiliated state and regional conventions reduced budgets in annual meetings, held in recent weeks across the nation.
All of us have a lot of reasons for giving thanks this week. Most of us will express our gratitude to God for all of His blessings to us, if only as we offer a blessing for a sumptuous Thanksgiving meal.
So exactly what would a great awakening in America look like today? What might be its characteristics? How would it start? What might be its results? Who might be the first to notice it? Our cover package this week is produced by Word&Way’s New Voice