Full of surprises: Pope Benedict’s unexpected social justice legacy

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Pope Benedict kept us guessing—especially on matters of social justice.


A mother's struggle with her son's incarceration

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Luisa Borrego didn’t know much about the prison system before her son, at only 14 years old, was arrested after being in the back seat of a car during a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles. He was convicted of murder and now, at age 20, is serving a sentence of 50 years to life.


A mother's struggle with her son's incarceration

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Article Social Justice

Luisa Borrego didn’t know much about the prison system before her son, at only 14 years old, was arrested after being in the back seat of a car during a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles. He was convicted of murder and now, at age 20, is serving a sentence of 50 years to life.


A model for justice: Restorative practices in New Zealand

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Since it was first pioneered in the mid-1970s, restorative justice has been used in criminal justice cases throughout the world. But nowhere has the practice taken more of a hold—and shown more promising results—than New Zealand.


A model for justice: Restorative practices in New Zealand

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Since it was first pioneered in the mid-1970s, restorative justice has been used in criminal justice cases throughout the world. But nowhere has the practice taken more of a hold—and shown more promising results—than New Zealand.


Truth and consequences: When crime victims and offenders meet

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With U.S. incarceration rates at an unsustainable high, crime victims are taking the lead in an effort to rehabilitate offenders.

Truth and consequences: When crime victims and offenders meet

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With U.S. incarceration rates at an unsustainable high, crime victims are taking the lead in an effort to rehabilitate offenders.

Caste off: The plight of Catholic Dalits in India

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Catholic Dalits (untouchables) in India are divided over how to improve their lot.

Franklin Caesar Thomas and R. L. Francis both attend Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral in New Delhi. Though the two lay activists with similar backgrounds may be polite on Sundays, they don’t like each other.


Caste off: The plight of Catholic Dalits in India

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Catholic Dalits (untouchables) in India are divided over how to improve their lot.

Franklin Caesar Thomas and R. L. Francis both attend Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral in New Delhi. Though the two lay activists with similar backgrounds may be polite on Sundays, they don’t like each other.


A house divided: One Dalit Christian pastor’s family has diverging views on “reservations”

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The Rev. John Yesunatha Das, a Pentecostal Pastor, calls himself "buffalo color"—black. Though his wife is Brahmin, their daughter Feba inherited his dark skin, a visible sign that he's a Dalit, or untouchable.

As a product of a mixed-caste marriage, Feba doesn't have a caste, but when the second-year honors history major started university, most the girls didn't speak to her because of the color of her skin.


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