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A Faith Model of Prison Reform

In 1995 the Warden of Angola Prison approached New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with an unusual request.  Known as the “bloodiest prison in America,” Angola was in trouble and Warden Cain envisioned a solution. He wanted to create a process of moral rehabilitation that began with a seminary ...
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What It Means To Be a Christian Social Worker: A Student’s Perspective

As I was walking along the beach the other morning at sunrise, I was following behind two individuals who were picking up shells. They were, of course, picking up all of the big, beautiful shells void of blemishes. Struck by a creative impulse to create a mosaic, I began to pick up the smaller, brok...
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A Letter from a Christian Social Worker Who Is the Mother of a Gay Son & Following Jesus’ Example for Difficult Conversations

Editor's Note: This month NACSW is pairing a couple of blog posts representing the voices of two Christians in social work on the intersection of LGBTQ issues and Christian faith. Our hope is that posting these two differing perspectives together will serve to broaden and deepen the conversation bet...
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