Ernie Garcia — Breaking Destructive Cycles - Encounters With Dignity

Episode 3

Published on:

28th Mar 2022

Ernie Garcia — Breaking Destructive Cycles

After 29 years of incarceration, Ernie Garcia shares his journey from a childhood where violence was the norm toward his ultimate transformation and reintegration with his community.

Ernie talks about how his faith played a pivotal role in helping him understand his traumas, take responsibility for his harmful actions, and commit to making things as right as possible. His story is a powerful testament to the inner, spiritual work of restorative justice, and how reliance on God can lead us to break destructive cycles of harm and violence.

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Encounters With Dignity
A Podcast on Restorative Justice from Catholic Mobilizing Network
Encounters With Dignity brings you stories, learnings, and actionable wisdom from people putting restorative justice into practice in their everyday lives. Each episode explores the synergies between Gospel values, Catholic Social Teaching, and restorative justice, preparing listeners to bring this reconciling approach to their communities, churches, and broader society.

Encounters With Dignity is a project of Catholic Mobilizing Network, the national Catholic organization working to end the death penalty, advance justice solutions in alignment with Catholic values, and promote healing approaches like restorative justice. Learn more at:
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