There Was No ‘Other’ Anymore by: Debbie Ackley

Posted December 5, 2017 4:40 pm by deaconmike

There Was No ‘Other’ Anymore by: Debbie Ackley

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On November 17, I read from Born from Silence at two penitentiaries in Gravenhurst, Ontario: Beaver Creek and Fenbrook Institutions during Restorative Justice Week. This year the theme was “Fostering a Restorative World View”. In three of the four readings with inmates and staff (held separately), the reading was done in a circle. I am so grateful to chaplains Harry Nigh, Eusebia da Silva and the chaplains of both institutions: Arn Main; Miles Schell and Abraham Yonas for inviting me to do this.
 It was one more layer of healing for me as the men and the staff listened to

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