Church Council on Crime and Justice. "Is crime a faith issue?"

Some people may consider crime to be essentially a socio-political issue, with faith having little role to play in understanding it or devising a response to it. In this short piece, the Church Council on Justice and Corrections states fundamental reasons why crime is truly a faith issue.

When a crime is committed, we learn that community is broken, and there is pain...For those doing or experiencing harm, there is a sense of separation, of being disconnected from the rest of community. We will need a restorative, healing justice. 

 

 

 

(An excerpt from Justice for the Soul, Church Council's reflection sheet on restorative justice)

 

 

 

"Is Crime a Faith Issue?" is originally found on the Church Council on Justice and Corrections Website

. Used here with permission.

 

 

 


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