Closure is often sought and difficult to achieve. Friends and family of the June 24th Surfside, Florida condominium collapse are dealing with the “what if” and “if only” thoughts that are part of achieving closure after a tragedy.

The June 25th sentencing of Derek Chauvin for the May 25, 2020 murder of George Floyd was another opportunity this week for the entire nation to move toward closure after a tragically transformative event in Minneapolis.

For the next week, these posts will focus on issues of crime and restitution. Crime isn’t a uniquely American problem, but America has a unique crime problem. Crime is a universal problem, as old as the first family in the Bible.

Tomorrow, I’ll share a newspaper article that prompted my own self-reflection about these issues as well as a word about our brothers, Cain and Abel.

What’s happening in one city: The Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Justice at Queens University, Charlotte, NC

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