Source: (2001) Clergy Journal. April. PP. 6-9.

In this article, Jean Greenwood – a Presbyterian minister in Minnesota, mediator for the State of Minnesota, and community faculty member in social work at the University of Minnesota – explores the opportunity in restorative justice to enliven church congregations and to invigorate the faith experience of church members, even as victims, offenders, and communities are benefited by restorative justice. With this in mind, she discusses several steps to engage churches in restorative justice: shifting churches and church members to a restorative paradigm; making a commitment to be a restorative justice congregation; preparing a church for action; and specific ways churches and church members can act restoratively.