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Handing back the conflict

October 4, 2009

That seems to sum up the idea of handing back the
conflict to its owners, assisted but not controlled by a third party; it
is an expression of faith in people’s ability to find common ground. 
That’s what a non-authoritarian society would be like, with the use of
authority as the last resort to protect people from each other or

conference was held by a new organization called ‘Why me?’ Will Riley and Peter
Woolf, a victim and a career criminal respectively, founded it.  Both of
them say that the experience of their restorative meeting turned their lives
around. They want to campaign for all victims to have the opportunity to ask
for a restorative meeting if their offender is known.  They have raised
some funds, and plan to appoint a director in the New Year.

Visit their website.



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