March 10, 2014

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The Two Great Commandments and Prison Ministry

This was my first devotional as new Executive Director given at M2/W2’s  Annual General Meeting, May 21, 1998. I began as ED April 1, 1998. An excerpt: Matthew 22:35-40 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question:”Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first…

The Sex Offender as Scapegoat

Vigilante Violence and a Faith Community Response by Hugh Kirkegaard & Wayne Northey It was my friend Hugh Kirkegaard who inspired this paper; had worked closely in Toronto (as Community Chaplain, Correctional Services of Canada (CSC) - now (2014) Director of Chaplaincy, Atlantic Region, CSC) with Bobby Oatway. He arranged for funding for us to attend the COV&R (Colloquium on Violence and Religion) conference at Emory University, Atlanta in 1999. It has been translated, published…

Is There A Place For Dreaming?

Restorative Justice and International State Conflict Scholar-In-Residence Public Lecture Saint Paul University, September 13, 2007 The title was of a wonderful song by singer/songwriter, Ken Medema, from his album, “In the Dragon’s Jaws” (no date), that I played at the end of the presentation. The occasion?: The end of a six-month sabbatical (April to September 2007) wherein I was the first (guinea pig!) "Scholar-In-Residence" at the above university in their Conflict Studies Department. The university…

Enemy Love As Core Gospel

WN: I wrote this in the context of M2/W2 ministry. Ironically, the Board and one contractor displayed profound enmity towards me just as I was moving towards retirement from M2/W2. The enmity began October 2013 that led to a contractor's filing a "WorkSafeBC" complaint against me December 2013. It was rejected by WorkSafeBC, but there was no apology from the contractor or from the Board who took/endorsed this specious (to the perpetrators), unjust action and…

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