Javier Stauring 's "Faith Communities for Families and Children"
Dana Parsons(c) 2009
The Associated Press
(AP) — LOS ANGELES -- The major monotheistic faith traditions teach that the young are special in the eyes of the Almighty. So what does God do when one of them commits a horrible crime and is consigned to a life in prison?
That was the message delivered over the Memorial Day weekend at some 200 churches, synagogues and mosques around California by an interfaith coalition trying to change people's attitudes about long sentences for juveniles -- especially those facing life without the possibility of parole.
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