Thoughts and reflections on the June 2017 General Election from Fr Peter Packer, Benedictine monk and Priest in Charge at St John, Chrysostom in Peckham:
I came across this video on Facebook today. I'm going to let it speak for itself, but its about how some young people in tough areas make money. Although I don't know where in London the interview was shot, the issues are likely to be fairly prevalent in areas like Peckham.
It's not uncommon for young people from broken families in these areas, to sell drugs to make money. On occasion where that young person is robbed, they may have to commit crimes to pay the dealer back for the drugs or 'food' that they were given to sell.
It's pretty hard-hitting, but definitely worth a watch.
I was inspired by two moving acts of forgiveness - one from Northern Ireland and one from the Truth & Reconciliation Commission in South Africa, as way of exploring loving your neighbour and loving non-violence resistance to oppression..