Source: (2001) Charlotte, NC: Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America.

This document by the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America consists of a resolution supporting a restorative justice foundation and framework for criminal justice. The document begins with a situational analysis covering the nature of the current criminal justice system; statistics on crime and response to crime in the United States; and a summary of key principles of restorative justice. This leads to a section on the biblical and theological background to restorative justice. The resolution concludes with a call for American Baptists and Baptist churches to be advocates and practitioners of a restorative ethic in the criminal justice system and in all of life.