Source: (2000) The Friend (June 2).

In this article, Mike Nellis reflects on Tim Newell’s Swarthmore Lecture 2000 on forgiving justice and a Quaker vision for criminal justice. Nellis remarks that the secular criminal justice system makes so little space for spiritual processes that can heal offenders and victims. In his view, official interest in restorative justice is marginal not central. Nellis therefore writes appreciatively of Newell’s vision of justice with forgiveness at its core, and urges Quakers to act on this vision.