Michelle Clifton-Soderstrom is the Dean of Faculty and a professor of theology and ethics at North Park Seminary. She is also the Director of the School of Restorative Arts, which is the primary topic in this episode. The School of Restorative Arts is located inside Stateville Correctional Center outside of Chicago and offers a master’s degree program to its students, both incarcerated and free. We hit on philosophy of education, theology of atonement, abolition, and proximity in this rich conversation.
Connect with Michelle on Twitter @Cov_Theologian
Mentioned in this episode:
My Anger, God’s Righteous Indignation – Willie Jennings as guest contributor for For the Life of the World podcast by Yale Center for Faith and Culture
John Pfaff at Fordham University School of Law
Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice that Restores by Dominique Gilliard
Subversive Witness: Scripture’s Call to Leverage Privilege by Dominique Gilliard
13th documentary by Ava Duvernay
TEDx talk Liberal Arts in Prison: Integrating Lives and Liberating Minds – By: Dr. Michelle Clifton-Soderstrom
Testimony video from Oscar “Smiley” Parham
NPR story featuring one of SRA’s student leaders, Ro’ Zavala
The Cross and the Prison Cell video from a creative project called (Re)story.
SRA student newsletter (with Melissa Pavlik) Feather Bricks Vol. 1 & Vol. 2.
Week of Prayer devotional guide written by SRA students.
Publications by two incarcerated SRA students through their work at the NPU Writing Center – Rayon Sampson and Scott Moore
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Episode 101 with Dominique Dubois Gilliard, author of Rethinking Incarceration
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Episode 091 with Andrew Krinks on embodiment on death row