Newsletter 108, December 2012
Changes to Look for
Watch out for our next newsletter in
February 2013. It will tell you about a significant shift
in the way the Robson Hanan Trust, and its two major
initiatives, ‘Rethinking Crime and Punishment’ and
‘Justspeak’ will function. Our vision however, remains
unchanged – to promote public and political awareness of
effective criminal justice policy, and movement toward a
tolerant, inclusive and safe society.
Colson and the Ministry of Reconciliation
last edition for 2012, Rethinking takes a rest from
featuring analysis and comment on criminal justice policy
and practise. Instead, Kim Workman reflects on the nature
of our work, and the vision for a more compassionate,
crime-free society, by sharing a couple of stories about the
late Charles ‘Chuck’ Colson, founder of Prison
Fellowship Ministries USA, and Prison Fellowship
International, from his 2005 visit to New Zealand.
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