In the latest episode of Justice, Disrupted podcast, Byron Vincent speaks to Reverend Richard Coles.

Richard is an author, radio presenter and former member of popular ’80s duo – The Communards. Together they reflect on how religion ties in with concepts of justice; time spent with people in the justice system and the loss of Richard’s beloved husband to addiction.

“If you can walk a couple of miles in the shoes of somebody else, it might make you a little bit more generous and a bit more thoughtful, in how you handle them, if lives gets messy and unpredictable, and difficult.”

Episode 4, with Revered Richard Coles, is live now and available to listen to on Spotify, Google Podcasts and Apple Podcasts.

Listen to a preview clip below!

Justice, Disrupted is a podcast intended to entertain as much as inform. To inspire people to do something small (or big!) to be a positive force for good in society.

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CONTENT WARNING:

We advise listener discretion for ‘Justice, Disrupted’. This podcast discusses social justice and will touch on many areas including (but not exclusive to) crime, trauma and abuse – in their various forms. Some listeners may find such content distressing to listen to.

If you are affected by anything in ‘Justice, Disrupted’, please take a look at this list of websites you can go to, to seek support and/or guidance:

Childline: A free, confidential helpline that gives practical advice and support to anyone 18 and under with any issue that they are experiencing.

LGBT Youth: Scotland’s national charity for LGBTI young people

National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline: Support services and advice for LGBT+ people experiencing domestic abuse.

NSPCC (grooming): Advice and support if you suspect your child is being groomed online

One Parent Families Scotland: National voluntary organisation offering advice and support for lone parents and their families.

Rape Crisis Scotland: Free, confidential information and support for girls and women who have experienced sexual abuse in their lives. You can find your local centre at the Rape Crisis Scotland website.

Samaritans:  If you are going through a hard time and need to talk to someone anonymously, you can call the Samaritans. Lines are free to call and open 24 hours a day.

SAMH: Work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others.

Scottish Women’s Aid: Information, advice and support to women experiencing domestic abuse. Women’s Aid refuges are all across Scotland. They offer a safe, supportive place for women and their children who are leaving abusive partners.

Scottish Women’s Rights Centre: Free legal advice, representation and advocacy support. They help women in Scotland affected by violence and abuse.

Sex Addicts Anonymous: Finding recovery and freedom from addictive sexual behaviour

Victim Support (Grooming): Advice and support for young people who are being or have been groomed online

Victim Support Scotland: Supports victims of crime, witnesses and their family members, regardless of who they are and their circumstances. Their service is independent, free, non-judgemental and confidential.

Please note that views expressed by the guests on the ‘Justice, Disrupted’ podcast are personal to them and are not endorsed by Community Justice Scotland (CJS); either as a non-departmental public body, nor of the employed staff at CJS. By producing this podcast CJS is not advocating or promoting the views of the guests but creating a space for people to speak their truth and views should therefore not be affiliated with those of CJS.

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