Reparations and the Key Question in Restorative Justice | A Long Repentance Post #15 | The Anástasis Center for Christian Education & Ministry: Sangwon Yang & Mako Nagasawa

“The Ugly Duckling” is a story about belonging and community.  This illustration, “Ugly Duckling” by Milo Winter, was first published in 1916 in the U.S. in the book Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales.  Public Domain. The Purpose of A Long Repentance Blog Series People talk about issues of race and justice in the United States as issues of…

Restorative Justice Over Meritocratic-Retributive | A Long Repentance Post #13 |The Anástasis Center for Christian Education & Ministry: Sangwon Yang & Mako Nagasawa

The Maori in New Zealand practice restorative justice.  This image comes from a documentary about the Maori called Restoring Hope, found here. The Purpose of A Long Repentance Blog Series People talk about issues of race and justice in the United States as issues of ‘justice and injustice.’  Sometimes we launch into debates about ‘the proper role…

The Illusion of Meritocracy in Policing, Part 2 | A Long Repentance Post #11 | The Anástasis Center for Christian Education & Ministry: Sangwon Yang & Mako Nagasawa

The Purpose of A Long Repentance Blog Series People talk about issues of race and justice in the United States as issues of ‘justice and injustice.’  Sometimes we launch into debates about ‘the proper role of government.’  But is that the original framework from which these issues were asked and debated? The purpose of the blog post…

The Illusion of Meritocracy in Schooling, Part 1 | A Long Repentance Post #8 | The Anástasis Center for Christian Education & Ministry: Sangwon Yang & Mako Nagasawa

Pictured:  In 1957, white segregationists rallied in Little Rock, Arkansas, to protest Brown v. Board of Education (1954) and the Little Rock Nine, who were the first black students to integrate Little Rock Central High School.  Photo credit: John T. Bledsoe, Wikimedia Commons. The Purpose of A Long Repentance Blog Series People talk about issues of race…

Why Americans Believe in the Illusion of Meritocracy | A Long Repentance Post #5 | The Anástasis Center for Christian Education & Ministry: Sangwon Yang & Mako Nagasawa

The Purpose of A Long Repentance Blog Series People talk about issues of race and justice in the United States as issues of ‘justice and injustice.’  Sometimes we launch into debates about ‘the proper role of government.’  But is that the original framework from which these issues were asked and debated? The purpose of the blog post…