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Just Resolution and Restorative Justice Principles: Understanding the Changes to the Complaint Procedure in the Discipline.

JUSTPEACE Center for Mediation and Conflict Transformation, J.M.
June 4, 2015

Source: (2005) Washington, DC: JUSTPEACE Center for Mediation and Conflict Transformation, United Methodist Church. Downloaded 11 August 2005.

A review of a violation of the sacred trust of ordination and membership in an annual conference “shall have as its primary purpose a just resolution of any violations of this sacred trust, in the hope that God’s
work of justice, reconciliation and healing may be realized in the body of Christ”.
As of the General Conference in 2004, just resolution has been defined by using the principles of restorative justice. “A just resolution is one that focuses on repairing any harm to people and communities, achieving
real accountability by making things right in so far as possible and bringing healing to all the parties.” (excerpt)


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