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Overture 1: Adopt a Study Report on Restorative Justice.

Classis B.C. North-West, Hilary
June 4, 2015

Source: (2003) In Agenda for Synod 2003, pp. 401-422. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Christian Reformed Church in North America. Held June 14-19, at B.J. Haan Auditorium, Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa. Downloaded 15 September 2004.

This overture to the Synod of the Christian Reformed Church in North America seeks adoption of the British Columbia North-West classis’ study report on restorative justice, included as the appendix. The report gives a background to the study, and goes on to cover the following topics: III. Restorative justice: what it is.
A. Biblical-theological concepts and their relationship to justice.
B. The central significance of restorative justice and crime, forgiveness, and grace.
C. Societal values and crime.
D. Justice, crime, and our Christian responsibility.
E. What restorative justice does.
IV. Why the church should be involved in the discussion and facilitation of
restorative justice
V. Practical matters and benefits of the restorative justice approach


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