Source: (2000) Paper presented at the Just Peace? Peace Making and Peace Building for the New Millennium conference, held in Auckland, New Zealand, 24-28 April. Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University, School of Social and Cultural Studies, Centre for Justice and Peace Development.

In this paper, Helen Steven explores the connections she sees between restorative justice or peacemaking and fundamental spiritual values. A member of the Iona Community off the west coast of Scotland, she points to this community’s commitment to justice and peace and the underlying Christian beliefs and values that shape and motivate that commitment. With personal examples from her life and work as a member of Iona, she reflects on the application of those beliefs and values in seeking a just peace.

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