Restorative justice and the arts

Don’t miss our webinar next week! How can artistic practices and approaches be applied in restorative justice? In what ways might restorative approaches and principles inform artistic practices? In this webinar, the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Restorative Justice Program will provide a case study in the intersection of socially-engaged art and restorative justice. The....

Restorative justice as a social movement: upcoming webinar

Our next webinar, entitled “Possibility or pipedream:  A restorative justice movement,” is coming up March 19, 2014. Join us for a frank conversation between Dr. Dana Greene and Dr. Carl Stauffer exploring the unrealized revolutionary promise of restorative justice. They will examine the current direction of restorative justice in particular highlighting missteps all too reminiscent....

Critical conversation with “The New Jim Crow” – next webinar

Real World Restorative Justice Webinar: Tuesday, Feb. 18, 4:30-6:00 p.m. EST Michelle Alexander’s book, “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness,” has gained widespread attention for its compelling analysis of the relationship between mass incarceration and racism in the U.S. Join us as guests Jacqueline Roebuck Sahko, Shiv Desai and....

Restorative justice and the Gandhian tradition

I recently had occasion to reflect on some of the points of resonance between restorative justice and the Gandhian tradition.  I am particularly grateful for the help of my friend Sujatha Baliga in this. As a Mennonite, I grew up in a family and a tradition of nonviolence and peacemaking, and knew something of Gandhi. ....

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....

Fall restorative justice webinar series

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....

Justice for Trayvon Martin – Adjudication or community? (Part III)

(Last of the three-part series by David Anderson Hooker) I take issue with three groups of comments that I’ve heard since the Zimmerman trial. I know that I am in disagreement with several individuals and institutional voices that I respect deeply. Yet I think our approach must change to get the life we want: a....

Justice for Trayvon Martin – The fear factor (Part II)

As I argued in my last blog entry (Part I), making a difference must start with approaching justice differently.  Justice describes the relational qualities among people. Said another way: justice is rooted in community. For actions to be just, they must be aligned with established community values or seek to restore the quality of relationships that....