The impact of the coronavirus pandemic has touched all our lives indiscriminately: old, young, rich, poor, famous and infamous. It has vividly shown us how deeply interconnected we all are, as we are learning to take responsibility for our neighbor’s wellbeing, be it through social distancing, wearing a mask or creating new ways to communicate. Yet, social distancing is easier if you live in a comfortable home and have a job that allows you to work remotely. Those living on the streets or serving a prison sentence don’t have that privilege. In this issue, we take a look at the American justice system. Recognizing the challenges in determining guilt or innocence, many of those providing legal services are beginning to see the value in restorative justice, one that enables the person to become a contributing member of the community after their debt has been paid.
A criminal court judge discovers running as a road to recovery for people on skid row
A young mother and music teacher finds the strength to overcome fatigue and keep loving
Baking a special orange bread to cherish the present moment
How Covid-19 changes our way of seeing ourselves and the world