In episode 1 of our WGN podcast series On Social Health and Change, we discuss the deep problems with the U.S.’s current juvenile justice system and the great potential of investing in restorative justice programs.
Restorative justice is a powerfully constructive response to crime and violence, in that it brings offenders and victims together in order to understand one another and bring healing to both parties and the larger community—something that’s not possible with incarceration.
These are institutions of higher education seeking to discriminate against LGBTQ students on the basis of the institutions’ religious convictions—while still collecting taxpayer dollars.
While a college degree is key to a prosperous future, nearly 20 percent of our nation’s students do not even attain their high school diplomas. Typically, those who do not reach high school graduation reside in low-income communities and face substantial barriers that make their educational progress difficult.
Trump supporters are said to operate on fear, resentment, and a sort of willful ignorance, rather than on cooperation with the “ironclad logic of social living” that Alfred Adler described.
As violence ravages Syria, the refugee flood continues. More than 11 million men, women, and children—half of the country’s pre-war population—have been killed or forced to flee since the conflict began in 2011.
Slavery lurks in every crack and crevice of the globe, including the United States—a nation eager to leave its history of slavery firmly in the past.
While there are lots of examples of successful campaigns, there’s no single recipe. If there were, we’d all be doing ice bucket challenges for breast cancer, domestic violence, and everything else.