Source: (-0001) Restorative Justice Reflection Sheet #2. Ottawa, Canada: Church Council on Justice and Corrections.

For people of faith, the subject of crime brings up other related, and quite profund , matters. Crime, and our responses to crime , can get us thinking about suffering, sin, evil, punishement, healing, forgiveness, and so on. Our ideas and experiences of God and church will probably greatly influence our views on criminal justice. (excerpt)