The New Jim Crow Study and Action Group 

1. Criminality, Scapegoating, and God's Restoration (TNJC ch.1, Genesis 3:8 - 24)

2. The Lockdown (TNJC ch.2, Leviticus 24:17 - 22 vs. Code of Hammurabi on equal human rights)

3. The Color of Justice (TNJC ch.3, Jewish Law vs. Western Law on torture and self-incrimination)

4. The Restoration of Dignity (TNCJ ch.4, Leviticus 25:1 - 55)

5. God the Restorer of Our Human Dignity (Leviticus 25:1 - 55)

6. Some Problems With Prisons (Luke 4:1 - 21)

7. Considering Drug Regulation vs. Criminalization (Isaiah 59:1 - 21)

 

Related resources:

* The Question of Race and the Christian Response: One New Humanity in Jesus (my talks and resources on race)

* A Relational-Restorative Justice Approach to Criminal Justice (links to resources on criminal justice and reform)

* Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow ch.1 (audiobook on youtube)

* Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow ch.2 (audiobook on youtube)

* Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow ch.3 (audiobook on youtube)

* Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow ch.4 (audiobook on youtube) 

* Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow ch.5 (audiobook on youtube) 

* Greg Thomas, Why Some People Like the New Jim Crow So Much (blog, Apr 26, 2012) a Malcolm X style criticism of TNJC

* Does the Bible Have Evidence of God's Design?  A Sociological Glance which may be of interest because I refer to the sociological uniqueness of the Old Testament throughout this curriculum

 

 

 

Restorative Justice in Politics 

Christian Social Justice: Introduction to Restorative Justice

Christian Social Justice, Part 1: God's Creation Order as the Foundation of Christian Restorative Justice

Christian Social Justice, Part 2: Restorative Justice Over Libertarian and Meritocratic Justice - Critiquing the Right

Christian Social Justice, Part 3: Restorative Justice Over Libertarian Morality - Critiquing the Left

Christian Social Justice, Part 4: Restorative Justice in the International Realm

For more information, please see:

* The Atonement: The Meaning of Jesus' Death God is undoing the corruption in human nature; patristic medical theory vs. Calvinist penal substitution theory

* The Question of Evil and the Christian Response: Jesus' New Humanity God is solving the problem of human evil in a loving way

  

 

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