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.”
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