Source: (2011) Contemporary Justice Review. 14(3):345-355.

The restorative justice movement provides both faith-based and secular justice advocates with much common ground for dialog. This review of the roots of this dialog, from the perspective of both historical and contemporary Christianity, points to the wide diversity of Christian scriptures that provide guidance (and some headaches) for faith-based restorative justice practitioners. Contemporary links between faith communities and restorative justice initiatives are, nevertheless, substantial and fundamental. Restorative themes have enjoyed a long history in Christianity and will continue to inform `restorative' practises, empowering and enlivening justice practitioners generally. (author's abstract)