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Thursday, March 31, 2016


Georgetown College (Ward Room, LRC)

“Restorative Justice and the New Jim Crow”

Dr. Jason Springs

Associate Professor of Religion, Ethics, and Peace Studies

Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

University of Notre Dame

Jason A. Springs graduated from Georgetown College in 1995. He earned his Ph.D. in Religion

and Society from Harvard University’s Committee on the Study of Religion in 2005. His

research and teaching broadly integrate religious ethics with moral philosophy, political and

social theories.

Dr. Springs is particularly interested in: 1) conceptions of religious toleration and the challenges

posed by religious pluralism for transforming conflict; 2) ethical, philosophical and theological

dimensions of restorative justice with particular attention to mass incarceration in the U.S.; and

3) democratic theories and practices as frameworks for peace-building.

Springs is currently working on a book manuscript which explores the challenges to religion and

peace-building presented by contexts of structural and cultural violence. The work focuses on

nationalist and religiously identified forms of conflict in contemporary Europe and North


*The Dr. George Walker Redding Endowed Lectureship is made possible by an endowment
established by the late Carolyn Redding (wife of Dr. George Redding), and their children:
Lucy Pat (Redding) Curl, Rogers Redding, and David Redding.
Co-sponsored by the Marshall Center for Christian Ministry
And the Georgetown College Religion Department



The goal of the MCCM from its inception was to be, and is to be, self sustaining. The foundation for such a worthy goal has grown under the strong leadership of its first Directors.

In 2008 a historic step was taken by the Center’s Board of Directors when they called its first full-time Executive Director, Ken Holden. After five years on the MCCM Board of Directors, two as Chair of the Board, Ken Holden began his service as Executive Director on April 1, 2008.

These are promising days for the Marshall Center for Christian Ministry. In the words of Bill and Alice Marshall, “It is our hope and prayer that the MCCM will always be, an invaluable partner with Georgetown College in fulfilling its spiritual commitment to its students, faculty, staff and community”.

About the Marshall Center for Christian Ministry

The Marshall Center for Christian Ministry at Georgetown College was named for College alumni William and Alice Marshall (’57). The two met, fell in love and married at Georgetown.

The Center was founded in 1997 to administer and support programs for the College community and her various constituencies with the aim of strengthening the Christian mission of the College.

The Marshall Center celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2007, acknowledging the various venues and avenues through which the Center has sought to “facilitate innovative ministry development and experience for the Georgetown College community, professional ministers, lay leaders and congregations by assisting Georgetown College in fulfilling effectively the institution’s educational and spiritual mission”.