Source: (2001) Restorative Justice Online August 2001 Edition.

In their first two paragraphs, the authors state that '[c]orrections, in its most rudimentary form, is approximately 300 to 400 years old, but that peacemaking, as reflected in such ancient-wisdom traditions as Christianity, Judaism, Taoism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Native American religion, is several thousand years old." This sets the tone for a provocative proposal that the ancient peacemaking tradition is more effective in transforming individual lives and institutions than is the more recent correctional model. The book provides a helpful introduction to philosophy behind the peacemaking worldview and illustrates how it can be applied to everyday life and situations.


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