Crime and Justice

Adam Krahn, a senior at Bethany Christian Schools in Goshen, Ind., has earned grand prize for his essay on global hunger in the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) U.S. Washington Office annual essay contest. In his essay entitled “Effectively easing global hunger,” Krahn analyzed the administration and effectiveness of U.S. international food aid. Krahn also described…

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On November 19-20, 2013, restorative justice practitioners gathered at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) in Elkhart, Ind. While many of them are working in faith-based capacities, the gathering welcomed all restorative justice practitioners to attend. During this gathering, participants heard from one another, received reports on the Cell Blocks & Border Stops and the National…

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On page 169 of Kyle Cassidy’s Armed America, a photography book filled with Americans proudly displaying firearms, Paul and Beth—no last name given—sit with their two children and three guns on a living room sofa. Smiling, they appear to be a picturesque family, and the deadliness of Paul’s Bersa .380, held only inches away from…

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On March 7, 2013 President Barack Obama signed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) into law. This is legislation, originally crafted nearly twenty years ago to address issues of domestic violence and rape. VAWA has traditionally been passed with bipartisan support but upon expiration during the last congress it failed to be renewed. The act…

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