Next webinar: RJ, public policy and compassion

Our next webinar is coming up on October 23, with Chris Marshall from New Zealand as guest

Chris is both a restorative justice practitioner and a biblical scholar. He is probably the world’s leading scholar bringing together restorative justice and the Christian tradition, and in a way that has immediate relevance to overall society. In his book Compassionate Justice, upon which this webinar is based, Chris brings modern insights from psychology and justice to bear on two famous biblical parables, then goes on to explore the role of compassion in public policy generally.

The webinar will be of use to those interested in the Christian tradition from a religious and/or sociological/historical perspective, but will also be of interest to those involved in restorative justice generally.  His argument and its implications have to do with restorative justice practice in general and its implications for public policy.

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Taking a cue from two well-known parables of Jesus, in his new book Compassionate Justice, Chris Marshall argues that the true significance of restorative justice lies in its capacity to mobilize compassion in the service of justice, at both a personal and political or institutional level. In this webinar, Chris will discuss his approach of bringing biblical teaching into dialogue with restorative justice theory to generate new insights into both, as well as to suggest achievable goals for the justice system and public life in general.

Chris Marshall is a New Testament scholar and long-time RJ practitioner in New Zealand with a longstanding involvement in restorative justice. He is currently Head of the School of Art History, Classics and Religious Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Among his many publications are Beyond Retribution: A New Testament Vision of Justice, Crime and Punishment (Eerdmans, 2001), Crowned with Glory and Honor: Human Rights in the Biblical Tradition (Pandora, 2001), The Little Book of Biblical Justice (Good Books, 2005) andCompassionate Justice: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue with Two Gospel Parables on Law, Crime and Restorative Justice (Cascade, 2012).