Source: (2004) Paper for special plenary session, “Building a Global Alliance for Restorative Practices and Family Empowerment, Part 2,â€? IIRP Fifth International Conference on Conferencing, Circles and other Restorative Practices, August 5-7, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Downloaded 29 October 2004.

It was our emerging awareness of these two central needs—the need for dialogue and the need to grasp the larger picture—that prompted us last year (2003) to design a workshop session called "Mapping the Restorative Universe" for the first IIRP conference on "Building a Global Alliance," in Veldhoven, Netherlands. This year, at the invitation of Ted Wachtel, we have redesigned the workshop as a full plenary session for the second IIRP "Global Alliance" conference in Vancouver, Canada. (excerpt)

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