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November Sundays Provide Variety in Spirituality: Restorative Justice Sunday Is an Opportunity to Reflect on Healing Communities

McDonald, P. Alex (Sandy)
June 4, 2015

Source: (2003) Presbyterian Record (Canada). November: 10-11.

The author of this article reflects on the occasion of Restorative Justice Sunday and week (November 16-23, 2003) as observed in Canada. It is an opportunity, he notes, to reflect on prospects for healing what is broken in communities as a result of criminal behavior and conflict. This is possible in the restorative justice approach where the emphasis is on the pain of taking responsibility, the positive shaming of the deed (not the person), and mediation in the context of supportive communities. Using materials disseminated by the Correctional Services Canada and other resources, McDonald highlights key principles of restorative justice and ways to promote restorative justice


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