Shift Network Features Unlikely Friends

“I think it was selfishness that brought me to make films about criminal justice reform.  I was eight months pregnant when I witnessed a program of transformational healing for inmates at a Louisiana State Penitentiary.

While sitting in a circle with hardened criminals, I immediately realized that the “monsters” I sat with could have been me but for the right circumstance, the wrong choice, the grace of God.  Listening to their stories, I was struck by the capacity we humans have for change as well as the devastating consequences for us all if we don’t.  I realized that the son in my belly could conceivably be at either end of a gun someday.  I realized we are all connected and that we are all invited to help figure our way out of the spiraling cycle of violence in our culture….”

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