Reflections on Mandela

& Peacebuilding, Restorative Justice.

“Have you heard that Mandela died?” The staggering impact of this question took my breath away as I stepped into the office after teaching a full day of classes at Eastern Mennonite University on Thursday, December 5th. I texted my daughter who had grown up in South Africa, with these simple words, “Wow – this… Read more »

Fall restorative justice webinar series

& Restorative Justice.

Our fall webinar series begins Sept. 18.   Click here for more information. Although there is a small charge for participating live on these webinars, scholarships are available. Please join us!   Real World Restorative Justice Webinars A Project of the Zehr Institute Fall 2013 Schedule September 18: Seeking Justice in Societies Transitioning from Violence with… Read more »

Justice for Trayvon Martin – Where do we go from here? (Part I)

& Peacebuilding, Restorative Justice.

In this three-part series, guest blogger David Anderson Hooker follows up on his earlier post, “Where will we find justice for Trayvon Martin?”   Trayvon Martin. George Zimmerman.  Dead. Alive. Dead! Not responsible. Like the President.  Like Emmett Till.  Like every other child that has been murdered senselessly by gun violence.  It was reasonable to… Read more »

Restorative justice and system change, part II

& Peacebuilding, Restorative Justice.

In the previous blog entry, Carl started his discussion of restorative justice and system change by challenging part of Ross London’s argument in Ross’s recent book, Crime, Punishment and Criminal Justice – From Margins to Mainstream.  This entry led to an important discussion.  In order to continue this dialogue, we are publishing Ross’ response, with minor… Read more »