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Restorative justice and faith communities: Themes and challenges.

Sarre, Rick
June 4, 2015

Source: (2013) LCC Liberal Arts Studies, Vol. VI, 99-108, 2013. Available at SSRN:

In this paper, I focus on the strong claims from the North American Christian faith traditions that they have been primary movers in establishing and developing a range of restorative practises. In the late 1970s, for example, the Mennonite Conciliation Service (MCS) began in Canada and then the USA, inspired in part by the work of Methodist fellow travelers. Victim-offender mediation is still the most prevalent form of restorative justice practised in the USA, accounting to 51% of all programs, according to a survey conducted a decade ago. (excerpt)


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